Sastre's deserved success a humbling experience

Updated: July 26, 2008, 5:46 PM ET
By Bobby Julich | Special to ESPN.com

Well, we've had a special bottle of champagne waiting here in our home in Nice for about nine years now, and we just popped it open Saturday to celebrate Carlos Sastre's defense of the yellow jersey. Even my daughter Olivia had a little sip!

My Team CSC-Saxo Bank teammate confirmed his talent and resilience and his desire to show the world he's the best. Now, he will ride into Paris on Sunday, cross the finish line and join a distinguished list of some of the Spanish riders who have ...

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