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Professional from 1997, has obtained three victories in the Tour of France and one has classified several times between(among) the ten first ones of the Gallic round and of the Return to Spain. He is a good climber who, in the last years, has improved notably his(her,your) performance(yield) in against the clock, which has turned him into an important candidate for the final victory into any of the big returns.
Carlos Sastre during the dispute of one against the clock in the Tour of France 2005Debutó as professional in the equipment(team) Manolo Sáiz's ONCE, structure in the one that recovered(played) fundamentlmente the paper(role) of gregarious and with the one that obtained his(her,your) first success on Spain having be imposed in the classification of the mountain in the Return 2000.

In the season 2002 registered for the Danish equipment(team) CSC-Tiscali, directed by Bjarne Riis. Tailor operates as chief of rows in the Return Spain and, until 2005, since(as,like) independently in the Tour. Nevertheless, in the Tour of France 2005, it(he,she) acted like gregarious of Ivan Basso, leader of the equipment(team) in the Gallic round.
His(Her,Your) better result in the Return to Spain has been the second position(place) achieved in two editions, the edition of 2005 and that of 2007, though previously already it was 6 º in 2004 and 8 º in 2000.
In the Tour of France it has been 3 º in 2006, 4 º in 2007, 8 º in 2004, 9 º in 2003 and 10 º in 2002. In the edition of 2008 Alpe d'Huez's stage gained(earned) after an escape(fugue) in solitarily along the port, which made to him(her) dress the leader's maillot with 1,24 minutes on his(her,your) immediate persecutor.
A few hours after the publication of this photography, Carlos Sastre was raising with the victory in the edidion 2008 of the Tour of France
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