Sastres Starting in the Tour De France in Danger

Road: Carlos Sastre (Cervélo Test Team) got today the results from the MRI x-rays that show the extent of his back injury after crashes in this year’s Giro d’Italia.

Carlos Sastre (Cervélo Test Team) got today the results from the MRI x-rays that show the extent of his back injury after crashes in this year’s Giro d’Italia.
Sastre did tests on Santa Teresa-clinic in Ávila and the diagnosis is Herniated discs and a central extracted disk at L5S1 disk. Despite the injury to Carlos Sastre became the eighth in the Giro d’Italia but the start of the Tour de France is at present uncertain.

“I don’t plan to run if I will be hindered by this from day one. But if I’m going to start, is it because I’m completely recovered, “says Carlos Sastre.

He will now undergo rehabilitation to get rid of the damage and he is cautiously optimistic about the start of the tour.

“We’ll see how working with physiotherapist today. The physiotherapist thinks that with his help, he can prevent the drives from rubbing against nerves in the spine, explains Carlos Sastre who tells us that he can sacrifice some more training days but not too many.