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Tour de France 2008



Carlos Sastre

CSC rider Carlos Sastre sets off for the 21st and final stage knowing that, barring a disaster, he will win this year's Tour de France

Carlos Sastre, Alejandro Valverde and Egoi Martinez (left)

Tour tradition means that attacks are almost unheard of on the final day, giving Sastre the chance to chat with his fellow riders

Cadel Evans and Carlos Sastre

The 33-year-old takes time to console runner-up Cadel Evans, with the Australian looking like he wants to be somewhere else

Carlos Sastre

Although Sastre will get the chance to have a drink or two when he reaches Paris, why not celebrate en route?

Carlos Sastre and Andy Schleck

Word gets round that Sastre has some bubbly so the Spaniard decides to offer the dregs to white jersey wearer Andy Schleck

Bjarne Riis

CSC team boss Bjarne Riis, who won the title in 1996, appears to be the man in charge of the beverages

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The riders seem relaxed and take time out for a snap before they reach the French capital

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The pack arrive at the Champs-Elysees, but this is no time for sightseeing because there is a stage to win

Carlos Sastre

Champion-in-waiting Sastre is safely among the main set of riders - not long left for the Spaniard

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The title is Sastre's but who will win the 21st and final stage of this year's Tour?

Gert Steegmans

That honour goes to Quick Step rider Gert Steegmans who can go back to Belgium a happy man

Carlos Sastre

However, the major plaudits go to man of the day and Le Tour champion, Spain's Carlos Sastre



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