After recovering from injury for most of 2005, Oscar Freire has postponed a planned return to training. Rabobank's sprinter missed the Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana and world championships and although he is recovering, the Spanish former world champion still experiences quite a lot of pain. Freire was due to start training again six weeks ago, but the wound from an operation around the saddle area hasn't yet healed and he's been forced to put a comeback on the backburner.
If all goes to his new plan, Freire will begin the season at the Mallorca Challenge, and continue with the Vuelta a Andalucía, Trofeo Luis Puig and Tirreno-Adriático. "The classics, among them Milan-San Remo, will be the first objective; later I want to ride a good Tour and, finally, the world championships," said Freire.