Freire in doubt for Ronde

World Champion Oscar Freire is in doubt for this Sunday's Ronde Van Vlaanderen, as he is still...

World Champion Oscar Freire is in doubt for this Sunday's Ronde Van Vlaanderen, as he is still suffering from a saddle sore that kept him from riding in Saturday's E3 Prijs. Even though he rode and won the Brabantse Pijl on Sunday, he said he "could not even sit on a bike on Monday. On Tuesday at midday, I trained for an hour, but then it started to rain. Luckily, because I couldn't go for any longer because of the pain. If it doesn't get better in training over the next few days, I will forfeit the Ronde. To sit on a bike for 260 km with this injury is too big a risk."

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