Sastre sees a strong Valverde

Carlos Sastre is interested in winning his second Grand Tour for the year, with the Vuelta a España....

Carlos Sastre is interested in winning his second Grand Tour for the year, with the Vuelta a España. Sastre already won the Tour de France in July.

The beginning of the race is always nervous and Sastre will be trying to keep a low profile until the second week, when the mountains start. "We already had the first road stage in the Vuelta. It was very fast all day and we had a headwind almost all day long."

Sastre didn't have much to complain about the race. "It was an easy and very hot day day... In the end there was a bit of tension thanks to that small pass some 15 kilometres from the finish. But it was a day without problems for us – a day in which we saw once again a very strong Valverde. He finished [great] like only he knows how to do it."

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