Sastre in yellow (Image courtesy of VanDammeMaarten.be on Flickr)
There was a brilliant tweet from @irishpeloton the other day regarding the recently retired 2008 Tour de France winner, Carlos Sastre:
7 winners of the Tour de France 1996-2010. Two doped. One is dead. One is Lance. Two hear from CAS this week … all hail Carlos Sastre!
Despite the Tour de San Luis – the biggest stage race in Argentina, and the 2012 season opener for many big-name riders – it’s fair to say that cycling isn’t the biggest of sports in the huge country, despite lurking under the shadows of the Andes mountains. These peaks have borne great riders from Argentina’s neighbour Colombia, who can boast podium finishes and stage victories in the Tour de France. Argentina certainly can’t.