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Historic Overview Carlos Sastre Candil

Rider

Overall Rank121
NameCarlos SASTRE CANDIL
Country
  Spain
Date of birth22-Apr-1975 - Madrid (Madrid)
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Biography

Carlos Sastre Candil

Carlos Sastre Candil (pronounced [ˈkaɾ.los ˈsas.tɾe ˈkandil]; born 22 April 1975) is a former Spanish professional road bicycle racer and winner of the 2008 Tour de France. He consistently achieved outstanding results in the Vuelta a España and in the Tour de France. Sastre established himself as a strong and stable climbing specialist, and after working to improve his individual time trial skills, he became a contender for the top GC spots in the Grand Tours. In total, Sastre finished in the top ten of fifteen Grand Tours during his career, and finished on the podium of each of them. Sastre never tested positive for drugs, nor was he implicated in any doping investigation, even though he performed at the top level of cycling.

Sastre continues to be widely regarded, following the Lance Armstrong affair, as one of the very few 'clean' riders to have won the Tour de France in the period from 1996-2013, as he has never been involved in a doping affair. In fact, with respect to doping allegations and admissions that have surrounded Tour winners in recent decades, Sastre has been called "Don Limpio" ("Mr. Clean" in Spanish) by the press and others.

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Badges

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Major Victories

Tour de France 2008
Klasika Primavera de Amorebieta 2006
Tour de France - stages 2003 (1), 2006 (1), 2008 (1)
Giro d'Italia - stages 2009 (2)
Vuelta a Burgos - stages 2001 (1)
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Seasons

Carlos Sastre Candil - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1997 O.N.C.E. 15 742
2. 1998 O.N.C.E. - Deutsche Bank 16 759
3. 1999 O.N.C.E. - Deutsche Bank 76 499
4. 2000 O.N.C.E. - Deutsche Bank 569 120
5. 2001 O.N.C.E. - Eroski 800 69
6. 2002 Team CSC - Tiscali 1127 35
7. 2003 Team CSC - Imax 1322 24
8. 2004 Team CSC 1687 16
9. 2005 Team CSC 1426 22
10. 2006 Team CSC 2045 9
11. 2007 Team CSC 1579 17
12. 2008 Team CSC Saxo Bank 2507 5
13. 2009 Cervelo Test Team 1158 32
14. 2010 Cervelo Test Team 1129 31
15. 2011 Geox - TMC 347 208
Overall: 15803 121