Freire in doubt for Ronde

Oscar Freire (Rabobank)

Oscar Freire (Rabobank) (Image credit: Bert Geerts)

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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