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Pereiro optimistic about form

By:
Antonio J. Salmerón
Published:
May 07, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 20:00 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for May 7, 2007
Oscar Pereiro (Caisse d'Epargne)

Oscar Pereiro (Caisse d'Epargne)

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By Antonio J. Salmerón Oscar Pereiro (Caisse d'Epargne) is positive about his form - even after...

By Antonio J. Salmerón

Oscar Pereiro (Caisse d'Epargne) is positive about his form - even after finishing 92nd in the Tour of Romandie. His teammate, Joaquím Rodríguez, finished in 15th position in the final general classification.

"In spite of bad weather during a good part of the race, I felt good sensations, and I am heading home satisfied," said Pereiro. "I suffered a little in the high mountains but that is normal considering I still have some weight to lose, but I have been able to verify that my condition is indeed better than last year at the same period.

"This race gave me the opportunity to pedal again at the ProTour rhythm, and I am optimistic looking toward the important races that await me later in the season, because I am getting better. I will return to competition in the Volta a Catalunya to sharpen my form, and then, I will take part, as initially scheduled, in the Dauphiné Libéré and the Tour de France."

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