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.
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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
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