CSC team-mate reveals Schleck brothers' feud with Carlos Sastre at 2008 Tour de France

Kurt-Asle Arvesen reveals the internal feud inside CSC at the 2008 Tour as they claimed the yellow jersey

Carlos Sastre with Frank and Andy Schleck at the 2008 Tour de France (Photo by Alexandre Marchi/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

(Image credit: Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Despite CSC claiming the yellow jersey at the 2008 Tour de France, the Schleck brothers' "taunted" Carlos Sastre during the race, one of their former team-mates has claimed.

Kurt-Asle Arvesen has described Sastre as "a lonely swallow" during the high-point of his cycling career, and than no-one apart from the Spaniard knew about his Tour-winning attack on Alpe d'Huez before he flew out of the GC pack at the bottom of the climb.

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