Sastre returns to racing after eight months off


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Aug 12, 2001
Carlos Sastre will return to racing for the first time in eight months at the Tour of Catalunya on Monday. The Cervélo TestTeam rider has not raced since finishing 17th in the Tour de France last July.
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Some top riders appearing to be riding less and less these days, whats going on? Honestly, I had forgot all about this Carlos guy.
He's already a third of the way into a two year ban -- except that no one's banned him . . . .

Eight months seems like an extraordinary amount of time for a professional racer to not race. Even if he's been ill. And especially as he, presumably, still has designs on the big tours.