January 18, 2011

Information about Carlos Sastre

Personal facts

About him

  • Cyclist
  • Born April 22, 1975
  • Ávila, Spain
  • 1.73 m (5 feet 8 inches)
  • 61 kg (134 pounds)

Family

  • Parents: Teresa Candil and Víctor Sastre

Accomplishments

Tour de France

  • Winner of the Tour de France: 2008.

Stages won at the Tour de France

  • Winner of stage 17; mountain stage, Embrun to Alpe d'Huez (210.5 km): 2008.
  • Winner of stage 17; mountain stage, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Morzine (200.5 km): 2006.
  • Winner of stage 13; mountain stage, Toulouse to Ax-3 Domaines (197.5 km): 2003.

Tour of Italy (Giro d'Italia)

  • Winner of stage 19; mountain stage, Avellino to Mount Vesuvius (164 km): 2009.
  • Winner of stage 16; mountain stage, Pergola to Monte Petrano (237 km): 2009.
  • Winner of stage 5; team time trial, Piacenza to Cremona (38 km): 2006.

Tour of Spain (Vuelta a España)

  • Winner of the overall climber standing: 2000.
  • Winner of stage 1, team time trial, Málaga to Málaga (7.2 km): 2006.

Other race won

  • Winner at the Klasika Primavera in Spain: 2006.

Other stages won

  • Winner of stage 1 of the Scaling of Montjuïc in Barcelona, Spain: 2005.
  • Winner of stage 3 of the Tour of Burgos (Vuelta a Burgos): 2001.

Cycling facts

Specialities

  • Climbing and general classification rider.

Teams

  • Cervélo TestTeam, Geox, ONCE (also known as ONCE-Deutsche Bank and ONCE-Eroski) and Team CSC (also known as CSC-Tiscali and Team CSC Saxo Bank).

Yellow jersey of the Tour de France

  • He wore the yellow jersey in four consecutive days from stage 18 to stage 21 during the 2008 Tour de France.

Other facts

  • Captain of the Team CSC.
  • Captain of the Cervélo TestTeam.