Sastre: "Cycling is turning into a sport for spoilt brats"

Carlos Sastre, Tour de France 2010, stage 17

Carlos Sastre has hit out at those riders in the Tour de France who want to control the actions of others in the race saying that "we're turning cycling into a sport for spoilt brats".

The Spanish 2008 Tour de France champion's bold statement comes after Thursday's stage 17 to the Col du Tourmalet. During the stage, race leader Alberto Contador (Astana) tried to persuade Sastre, 35, not to launch an attack whilst Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) recovered from a crash behind the bunch.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.