Sastre may race Vuelta

CSC's Carlos Sastre, who has already raced the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France this year, is...

CSC's Carlos Sastre, who has already raced the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France this year, is considering starting in the Vuelta a España. The grand tour specialist told AS that he will make a final decision next Wednesday. "For the time being, I'm on the provisional team of CSC and I am going to race in San Sebastian on Saturday. I am training very hard to see in what condition I can arrive at the race. I will speak with the directors and we will do what's best for me and the team."

Sastre, who could end up with a third place in the Tour de France, depending on the outcome of the Landis case, and a second place in last year's Vuelta, depending on the outcome of the Heras case, said that he wouldn't race in the Vuelta without an ambition to do well. "If I go, I want to be at the maximum physically as well as mentally in order to achieve a result as good as last year, or that of the Tour. If not, it's preferable not to participate."

If Sastre doesn't race the Vuelta, he will likely finish his season with some French and Italian races.

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