Carlos Sastre confirmed for Cervélo Test Team

Spaniard departs CSC after successful 2008

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

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