Sastre leaves CSC-Saxo Bank

September 5, 2008

Team CSC-Saxo Bank is announcing on their website that after seven years, reigning Tour de France Champion Carlos Sastre will be leaving the team when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Carlos Sastre has been one of the most prominent profiles in the big stage races for a number of seasons culminating with his victory this year in the greatest of them all: Tour de France.

The Tour victory was the most important triumph in the team history and it is with great mutual respect and understanding that Sastre now announces his transfer to the newly formed Cervélo Test Team from next season.

With a strong, young stage racing team, CSC- Saxo Bank could not guarantee Sastre the leadership role in 2009.  According to individuals on the team, the split is very amicable.

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Good Guys 1 Bad Guys 1

September 5, 2008

Over this past weekend, the heroes and villians fought to a draw.  In the US Championships, argyle clad Dave Zabriskie retained his status as this country’s best against the clock.

In the road race, good guy turned bad boy, Tyler Hamilton of Rock Racing took top honors.  Look at the bright side, a Stars and Stripes kit is quite a bit more palatable than the various incarnations of the Rock Racking kit.