Carlos Sastre has attacked his current manager Bjarne Riis for apparently failing to support his bid to win the Tour of Spain.

Speaking on Spanish radio, Sastre said that Riis had been caused divisions in the team rather than helping the team to pull together.

?He didn?t want to help,? Sastre said.

?My team-mates have been great, I have nothing against them. But he has generated more conflicts than done any good.?

Sastre added that Riis had not wanted him to reveal the name of his new team before the start of the race.

?Things would have been a lot less tense that way.??

Currently third overall, Sastre is due to quit CSC-Saxo Bank for Cervelo at the end of the season. He revealed the news half way through the Vuelta.

Sastre added that he was moving on because he wanted to allow the younger riders – such as Frank and Andy Schleck – to develop in the squad.

A team spokesman for CSC-Saxo Bank has categorically denied Sastre?s claims.

TOUR OF SPAIN 2008

STAGE REPORTS

Stage 19: Arroyo denies sprinters with seconds to spare

Stage 18: Roche loses stage by inches

Stage 17: Weylandt takes Quick Step’s fifth stage

Stage 16: Boonen wins second sprint

Stage 15: Garcia Dapena takes solo win

Stage 14: Contador takes second mountain-top stage win

Stage 13: Contador wins on Angliru to take lead

Stage 12: Bettini wins, Valverde out of contention

Stage 11: Freire wins stage

Stage 10: Hinault wins, Martinez retains lead

Stage nine: Van Avermaet takes stage, Martinez new leader

Stage eight: Moncoutie triumphs in Vuelta’s second Pyrenean stage

Stage seven: Ballan takes surprise win in mountains

Stage six: Bettini wins, Chavanel leads

Stage five: time trial win for Leipheimer

Stage four: Bennati takes crash-strewn stage

Stage three: Boonen bounces back

Stage two: Valverde powers into lead

Stage one: Liquigas are surprise winners

NEWS

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