I like Carlos Sastre. Not just as a rider, although his endurance and stamina are something, but the man too. He does a fair amount of charity work and tries to make a difference. He’s coming to the end of his career now and facing the possibility of never riding the Tour de France again.
It’s a bit sad to know you’ll never race something like that again but he’s turning the disappointment into something positive and auctioning off his bike from the last Tour de France. It’s a Cervelo R3-SL with SRAM Red and Zipp 404s from the 2010 Tour de France, complete with the frame number.
Having covered pro bikes the other day, this is one apparently from the Tour de France, with the special limited edition Sastre paint scheme in yellow to commemorate his win in 2008. But the bike seems to have Zipp 404 clinchers whereas Sastre was racing on tubulars.
Anyway, it’s all in a good cause and you can get close-up images of the bike if you’re into the tech stuff over at the Smilekers charity website.