Well, since 2006 he has been clearly the best climber on his tour team, so you can't expect him to have worked for anyone else there.Cimber said:Troll less. The Tour is a valid focus point as that race most often has been his main target of the season. Since he joined CSC he has been a leader or protected rider in the main goal of his season: the tour (this year Geox wasnt invited ofc but thats a whole other story).
Now that doesnt mean he cant transform himself into a pure helper for the Tour in the future, but he hasnt been one since the ONCE days (in the Tour that is). I think it would be great to see him as a super-helper in the last year(s) of his career. Rather that than finishing 15-25 in the GTs while riding for himself.
And literally the last stage before that, the final mountain stage in 2005, Sastre was working on the front for Basso. As such your argument that he is a bad helper has no merit.
Your claiming that Sastre is not willing to work for people, then ignoring all the cases where he did is not a particularly convincing strategy.