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Sastre guests at Volvo Ocean Race

By:
Susan Westemeyer
Published:
October 13, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:54 BST
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Latest Cycling News, October 13, 2008

Carlos Sastre used his off-season to visit the Volvo Ocean Race and was invited onto the catamaran...

Carlos Sastre used his off-season to visit the Volvo Ocean Race and was invited onto the catamaran of Tommy Hilfiger. Sastre visited the boat race on the Mediterranean, near Alicante in southeastern Spain, last weekend.

For Sastre it was an unforgettable experience to join the race at its official kick-off. The Tour winner was invited as guest of honour onto the Dutch Delta Lloyd boat, with co-captain Tommy Hilfiger.

Sastre was accompanied by his wife and two children when he navigated the catamaran on Friday. On Saturday, Sastre was on board of the Delta Lloyd when it made its way to the start line in the Alicante port.

The boat's captain, Randy Smith, gave Carlos Sastre an introduction into navigation and taught him all about the equipment of the boat. The 11-member boat will be out for about nine months.

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