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Freire in doubt for Tour?

World champion Oscar Freire (Rabobank) is back on the bike after two weeks of rest to recover from an injury to his saddle area. The Spanish sprinter resumed training on Saturday, and plans to return to racing for the Tour of Switzerland on June 11.

"Treatment of this injury is difficult, team manager Erik Breukink told the ANP news agency. "Two weeks ago Freire had an injection, after which he had to rest for two weeks. That time is now up.

"We will see if he is fit for the Tour of Switzerland," said Breukink. "If he cannot ride that race it is obvious that he will not be able to go to the Tour."

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