Oscar Freire of Team Rabobank showed his winning form once again as he beat 25 other world-class sprinters on the way to capturing his third Milan-San Remo victory last Saturday.
Freire was racing along with 25 other riders in the front pack after the final ascent, but managed to get the upper hand and put himself into perfect position to get the lead as the finish line drew near. The Team Rabobank star has made a habit of winning the Milan-San Remo, as he also won the title in the 2004 and 2007 seasons. For this year, Freire had to beat the likes of Tom Boonen (Quick Step) and Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini), who finished second and third, respectively.
Oscar Freire also managed to avoid any pitfalls that plagued other riders, including sensational sprinter Mark Cavendish, who had to endure ripped spokes and two crashes during the race….