No Flanders for Freire

Oscar Freire (Rabobank)

Oscar Freire (Rabobank) (Image credit: AFP)

After winning Brabantse Pijl for the second time on Sunday, Oscar Freire (Rabobank) says he will skip the tour of Flanders in favour of the hilly classics. The Spaniard admitted that his saddle sore injury is still concerning him, as he started to feel it again after Milan-San Remo. "Therefore, it makes sense to me that I avoid the Tour of Flanders as a precaution," Freire was quoted in De Telegraaf as saying. "I don't want to take any risks and will set my sights completely on the Amstel Gold Race and the Wallonian classics."

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