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Freire leaves the Tour... for a day

Oscar Freire has left the Tour de France on Monday's rest day in order to visit his wife and newborn son in hospital in Switzerland. Oscar's wife gave birth to baby Marco on Sunday. The race director and jury gave Freire permission for the visit, and the Spaniard, who has two stage wins so far in the race, travelled in a private jet to Lugano, Switzerland.

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