Historic Overview Carlos Sastre Candil

Rider

Overall Rank157
NameCarlos SASTRE CANDIL
Country
  Spain
Date of birth22-Apr-1975 - Madrid (Madrid)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

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 great results in the Vuelta a España and equally good showings 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 overall of fifteen Grand Tours during his career.

Also remarkable is that Sastre never tested positive or was caught in a doping investigation given he performed at the top level of cycling for many years. 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 modern times 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.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Tour de France 2008
Giro d'Italia - stages 2009 (2)
Tour de France - stages 2003 (1), 2006 (1), 2008 (1)

Seasons

Carlos Sastre Candil - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1997 O.N.C.E. - Deutsche Bank 0 1002
2. 1998 Once 10 746
3. 1999 O.N.C.E. - Deutsche Bank 79 450
4. 2000 Once - Deutsche Bank 528 113
5. 2001 Once - Eroski - Würth 672 80
6. 2002 Team CSC - Tiscali 972 42
7. 2003 Team CSC 1184 29
8. 2004 Team CSC 1459 16
9. 2005 Team CSC 1092 36
10. 2006 Team CSC 1419 15
11. 2007 Team CSC 1194 26
12. 2008 Team CSC Saxo Bank 1786 9
13. 2009 Cervelo Test Team 897 43
14. 2010 Cervelo Test Team 996 33
15. 2011 Geox - TMC 227 310
Overall: 12515 157