The Defending Champ: Carlos Sastre

34, Spain (Cervelo Test Team)

Jun 29, 2009
Outside Magazine

Carlos Sastre

Though he's the incumbent, Sastre will encounter a much deeper field this year. Still, he's a proven grand-tour hard man—he was the only rider to finish all three of them in 2007, and took fourth in the '09 Giro—who excels in the climbs and, as he showed during last year's win, cannot be overlooked in the time trials. Now leading the new, high-powered Cervélo Test Team, he'll be able to count on plenty of support as he looks to defend.

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