Freire will start

World Champion Oscar Freire will start in Sunday's Ronde van Vlaanderen, despite suffering from a...

World Champion Oscar Freire will start in Sunday's Ronde van Vlaanderen, despite suffering from a saddle sore problem that has made it painful to train. Freire was quoted by AS as saying, "I trained on Wednesday and was more or less OK. Yesterday [Thursday] I was on the bike again and I was somewhat better. I have decided to race, although I'm worried about the climbs and the cobbles in the classic, because you have to do them sitting down and this is what hurts me the most."

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