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Freire and Menchov out

Both Oscar Freire and Denis Menchov (Rabobank) will not start in today’s stages of the Tour of Poland and the Tour of Spain. Freire is still suffering from neck problems. Physically and mentally Menchov is running on empty.

Today’s decision means the end of the season for Freire. The triple World Champion will have to miss this year’s World Championships in Salzburg, Austria.

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