Carlos Sastre

Carlos Sastre retires

MADRID (AFP) – Tour de France champion Carlos Sastre announced Thursday he is retiring from the sport at the age of 36. “The time has come to end this cycle,” an emotional Sastre, winner of the Tour de France in 2008, told a news conference in Madrid. “A new stage is beginning, although I still […]

Geox hopeful as Giro d’Italia invites loom

SAN PEDRO DEL PINATAR, Spain (VN) – Carlos Sastre stepped off the Geox-TMC bus Friday morning to be welcomed by a phalanx of cameras and fans for the 2008 Tour de France champion’s first race of the season.

Geox gears up for Giro d’Italia assault

Geox-TMC is trying to make the best of a bad situation in the wake of last week’s stunning news that it was not invited to participate in the 2011 Tour de France. Geox sport director Joxean Fernández Matxin tells VeloNews that the team will turn its attention to the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España, […]

Denis Menchov: ‘I will go to win the Giro’

The Tour’s loss could be the Giro’s gain. Denis Menchov — just a day after he found his Geox-TMC team was not invited to participate in the 2011 Tour de France – has confirmed he will “race the Giro to win.”