Carlos Sastre Interview
In our pre-Vuelta a Espana 2010 interview Roadcycling.com talks with 2008 Tour de France Champion Carlos Sastre about his goals for the 2010 Vuelta a Espana, his successes as a rider so far, the great effect of riding three Grand Tours in the same year, and his future move to Team Geox.
hard climb, and a long one as well (more than twenty kilometers). We'll start at sea level to reach 2.447 meters altitude and the average gradient is 12%. I don't know what will happen there but it's an ideal conclusion for the event."
Sastre will enjoy a total of six uphill finishes in the 2010 Vuelta a Espana. "I've taken an important decision to leave Cervelo TestTeam for Team Geox next year," Sastre commented and added "But it doesn't change my motivation. I want to fight for victory and I hope my team-mates will do too."
Sastre be accompanied in the 2010 Tour of Spain by his faithful helper Xavier Tondo who won a stage at Paris-Nice and at the Volta Catalunya in March, veteran Iñigo Cuesta who will be the oldest contender at the age of 41, Oscar Pujol, Xavier Florencio, Stefan Denifl and Philip Deignan who won stage 18 to Avilà in last year's Vuelta. Two sprinters, Norwegian powerhouse Thor Hushovd and Theo Bos, will complete Cervélo TestTeam's roster for the Spanish Tour.