Cycling: Wiggins retains Paris-Nice lead


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The former race winner Luis Leon Sanchez outsprinted Jens Voigt to win yesterday's sixth stage of the Paris-Nice cycling race. Britain's Bradley Wiggins retained the overall lead.

Wiggins said: "I still have the yellow jersey on my back but it is never over. There are two stages left, I could crash and end up at the hospital. I know that, it happened to me during the last Tour de France."

One of Wiggins's Sky team-mates, Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway, won the third stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico race. It was the second consecutive victory in Italy for Sky, after Mark Cavendish took Thursday's stage.