Carlos Sastre confirmed for Cervélo Test Team

By BikeRadar & AFP | Friday, September 5, 2008 1.07pm

Tour de France champion Carlos Sastre confirmed on Friday he has quit the Danish CSC team to join Canadian outfit Cervélo.

The 33-year-old Spaniard has spent seven years with CSC but has opted to ride for the new Canadian squad from next season.

"Everything in life has a beginning and an end, and for my future I want to find a new motivation to enjoy cycling," he said on his personal website. "This is one of the most important reasons why I decided to join the Cervélo project."

CSC team director Bjarne Riis said: "Obviously I would have liked to keep Carlos but I respect that he has several objectives to achieve with his new team."

Sastre is currently fifth in the Tour of Spain which ends on September 21.

© BikeRadar & AFP 2008

You can follow BikeRadar on Twitter at and on Facebook at
You can also improve your fitness and train with us on

User Comments

Post a Comment:

BikeRadar Partner Offers

Fitness Matches

Fitness Matches


Dating to get your pulse racing - get 50% off your first month with code FM50

Bike Rags

Bike Rags


Reflective clothing with a difference - use promo code 'BRD' and get 15% off