Carlos Sastre

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Top Riders to Watch (Besides Lance)

(Newser) - The Tour de France got under way today, and the BBC runs down some of the cyclists to watch. It all starts with Lance Armstrong, of course, who, "for better or worse," will grab most of the attention. Others:
  • Alberto Contador: The 2007 winner is the favorite this
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Sastre Nets Spain its Third Straight Tour Victory

(Newser) - Carlos Sastre won the Tour de France today with a 58-second lead over the second-place finisher, the BBC reports. The 33-year-old is the third Spaniard in a row to win the race. "It's very moving," Sastre said after his first victory in the Tour. "I've dreamt of... More »

Sastre Poised to Win Tour

Spanish rider heads into uncompetitive last stage more than a minute up

(Newser) - Spain's Carlos Sastre looks poised to win the Tour de France after the last leg before Paris, the New York Times reports. Barring a crash or concerted attack, Sastre, who leads his nearest competitor by 1 minute and 5 seconds overall, will roll to victory in the capital tomorrow. He... More »

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