Carlos Sastre (Team CSC) succeeded in landing a nice third place in this year's final Grand Tour, the Vuelta a España. After three weeks impressive efforts, Sastre was able to enjoy his spot on the podium in Madrid and celebrate his biggest result in one of the big stage races.
"Carlos did really well in the Vuelta and he fully deserves his spot on the podium," said sports director Kim Andersen on team-csc.com. "He's an all round rider and it's great to see him prove it with a nice result such as this. It takes a lot to achieve a podium spot in the Vuelta, and I think he's been one of the prominent riders in this race - just as we as a team have been up front in nearly all stages. We took a brilliant stage victory, and with a little luck we could've taken a couple more. On the whole I'm very satisfied with the efforts delivered by everyone. Our aim was to get a good result overall and try for a stage win along the way, and we've achieved both. The team has worked perfectly and everyone down here in and around the team deserve big credit."