Skip to main content

Freire not one hundred percent

By Shane Stokes in Giubiasco

Although he has amassed a hugely impressive palmarès, including three rainbow jerseys, Oscar Freire has also had to contend with many injuries during his career. He won a stage in last year's Tour de Suisse but will miss out this time due to a fall he had in the sprint finish on day two.

"I don't feel very good," he said prior to stage five yesterday. "After the crash I had pain in my back. Yesterday my back was very bad, we will see today. I think it is only one contusion so I hope to be okay in a few days."

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

after your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1