As is traditionally the case for the Tour winner, this year Carlos Sastre, will not get much of a breather. Tonight he will start at the post Tour criterium in Aalst, Belgium. He then will continue his racing obligations in Holland before returning home to Spain. On Wednesday, July 30, he will finally get the reception he deserves. The mayor will greet him in El Barraco, Ávila, at 18:30.
Sastre will give his only press conference at that occasion. The busy Spaniard is scheduled to fly to Beijing in early August, where he will participate in the road race. Sastre wanted to have the press conference at home. "El Barraco is a place where I developed as a cyclist and as a person. I always enjoyed the warmth and the sincerity of the people."
After the press conference, there will be a banquet in the Plaza de la Constitución, open to the public.