Sastre recovering

Team CSC's Tour de France hope Carlos Sastre is itching to be back on the bike after his spectacular...

Team CSC's Tour de France hope Carlos Sastre is itching to be back on the bike after his spectacular wreck in the Vuelta Ciclista a Murcia, but his doctors are trying to keep him resting and patient.

"I've hurt the lower part of my spine, my hip and my backside, but there are no fractures anywhere. I've had x-rays done a couple of times just to make sure and there's nothing to see. But it hurts pretty bad at the moment so I have to be patient and give it time," explained Sastre, who, like all good professional cyclists do, tried to get back on the bike before the doctor's okay.

"It's virtually impossible for me to do more than an hour because my back hurts so bad. But the doctors say it shouldn't be too long before I'm ready again," said the Spaniard, who hopes to be ready for the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon at the end of the month.

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