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Sastre fine after Vuelta crash

Sastre was torn up

Sastre was torn up (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Tour de France winner Carlos Sastre (Team CSC-Saxo Bank) was one rider involved in the Vuelta a España Stage 4 finish crash, but escaped the incident largely unscathed. The Spaniard, who is aiming for the Tour-Vuelta double victory, will continue the event on today's individual time trial.

"It was a hectic finish where Carlos was unlucky enough to crash," said sports director Scott Sunderland. "He suffered some minor scratches and stuff, but nothing big so he's good to go for tomorrow."

Sastre was caught up in the last of several falls within the peloton during the final six kilometres of yesterday's stage. Italian race leader Daniele Bennati (Liquigas) managed to avoid the carnage to sprint home for a stage victory.

"He was caught behind some of the first to crash so his fall wasn't too bad," added Sunderland. "Karsten Kroon waited for him and they reached the finish line together."

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