Carlos Sastre to ride for Team Geox in 2011

2008 Tour de France champion Carlos Sastre will ride in Mauro Gianetti’s new Geox team next season. Carlos, who has been riding in the Cervélo TestTeam for the past two years, seems really excited at the prospect of this new challenge.

“The trust that they‘ve placed in me since the very first conversations has been the most important factor that has pushed me towards this new project, but the background and experience of its leaders has also had an influence as they’ve been in cycling for years and years”, explained the Spaniard.

“At the moment, I’m enjoying riding more than ever as I’ve rediscovered the fighting cyclist that’s always been inside me. This new challenge is exciting and it will provide me with what I’ve been fighting for all my life”, he added.

Excited about the Vuelta a España

His commitment to Geox will not affect his plans with and involvement in his current team for the rest of the season. “This decision will not alter anything regarding my participation in the Vuelta a España. What’s more, it is spurring me on even more to fight it out in a race that I really like and which I feel a lot of respect and fondness for. Now I just hope that the team will give me the chance to race with team mates who, like me, want to fight for this race”, concluded Sastre.