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Olympic Cycling Champion tests 125cc machinery

Olympic Cycling Champion tests 125cc machinery

Beijing 2008 gold medalist Samuel Sanchez rides CEV-winning Blusens BQR machine in Jerez.

As the lower cylinder categories start to take shape, there have been plenty of riders swapping machinery since the last race of 2008 in Valencia. Although he won´t be featuring in a 125cc race anytime soon, Olympic Cycling Champion Samuel Sanchez didn´t want to feel left out of proceedings, the Spaniard undertaking laps of the Jerez circuit courtesy of Blusens BQR.

On Monday Sanchez swung his leg over the Aprilia machine used by Efren Vazquez to win the 125GP title in the CEV Buckler Spanish Championship, sporting an exclusive set of leathers for the event. The test ride took place over the course of a morning, and included stints on bikes used in the Formula Extreme and Supersport categories.

`It was a great experience, and everyone treated me fantastically. I had a strong desire to ride one of these bikes, and the feeling was incredible,´ enthused Sanchez. `I have always admired roadracers, and after what I´ve seen today my respect for them is even greater.´

Sanchez has declared himself open to the option of becoming involved in the world of motorcycling upon his retirement from competition.

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MotoGP, 2008, Blusens Aprilia Junior

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