Bike Reviews > Oscar Freire

Freire Wins 3rd Milan-San Remo Title

freire wins 3rd milan san remo title   Freire Wins 3rd Milan San Remo Title

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….

Read More…

Freire Wins Two Straight in Andalucia

freire wins two straight in andalucia   Freire Wins Two Straight in Andalucia

Oscar Freire of Team Rabobank gets his 2nd straight win at the Vuelta a Andalucia as he beats Grega Bole and Simon Gerrans to the finish line for his second stage win of the race. The victory also earns Freire his third of the 2010 season.

The 3-time world champion is showing that he’s back in winning form, already winning more races this early in the season compared to last year’s dismal performance, where he only managed to bag two stage wins, both at the Tour de Romandie.

The leader’s jersey still remains with Sergio Padilla, however, as the Team Carmiooro-NGC rider finished strong in the stage, despite not getting into the top five. As for star sprinter Mark Cavendish, he had nothing left for the final sprint, as he could not even keep up with the front pack after having to navigate the final ascent at the Category 2…

Read More…

Oscar Freire Will Debut at Giro d’Italia in 2010

oscar freire will debut at giro d italia in 2010   Oscar Freire Will Debut at Giro dItalia in 2010

Oscar Freire has enjoyed many Tour de France and Vuelta a España stage wins, but there is one Grand Tour that he has yet to participate in; the Giro d’Italia. That will change this year, as he will begin the race in Amsterdam on May 18th. “As the Giro starts in Holland, the team is interested that I race it. I think the Giro fits well to my characteristics. The finishes are difficult and are more complicated to control by the teams, so that way I can have more opporunities. It would be great to win a stage,” said Freire. He will ride the Tour as well, but this year, he won’t be taking part in the Vuelta. “I will do different preparation for the worlds. Other years I didn’t race the Vuelta and I was good. There’s no problem in…

Read More…

Oscar Freire is not Retiring in 2010

oscar freire is not retiring for 2010   Oscar Freire is not Retiring in 2010

Despite rumors of retirement, Oscar Freire is sticking around for the 2010 season. The three-time world champion will be back with Rabobank, and is going to start the Ruta del Sol in February in Spain. Freire does not seem to be hindered by the fact that he was shot by an air rifle during stage 13 of the 2009 Tour de France. Freire will be starting in the number one spot for the five-day Spanish race. He has won the Ruta del Sol in 2007, and has raced in it eight times. Look for Oscar Freire to return February 21st through 25th in Spain….

Read More…