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Sastre recons Alpine Tour stages

Carlos Sastre is currently fine-tuning his form in Switzerland at a pre-Tour de France training camp with his Cervélo TestTeam. The Spaniard flew out to Geneva on Monday evening to join his team-mates in what will be the team's last camp before the Tour.

"The riders who will be competing in the Tour will do long distance rides," Sastre said. "And personally, I would like to recon some of the Tour climbs that I don't know yet."

After the Giro d'Italia, the Spaniard rested for two weeks in order to obtain peak form come July. "I hope to get to the start in Monaco in the best condition, because the route of this year's Tour includes complicated stages right from the very first week," he said.

Before the Grande Boucle, Sastre may still take part in the Spanish Championships in Cantabria, but the Cervélo TestTeam leader has not made up his mind yet. "I will make a decision once this training camp is over," he said. "It would be nice to race them [the road race as well as the time trial - ed.]."