Oscar Freire Majorca 2007

Spanish sprinter Oscar Freire has described his victory in the opening stage of the Tour of Majorca on Sunday as ?more than just a ?normal? win.? According to the delighted Rabobank rider, success in the bunch sprint that concluded the 100 kilometre criterium on Palma?s seafront meant that his injury-troubled 2006 season - in which he barely raced in the second half of the year - was finally, definitively behind him.

?This was no easy sprint, but it was a very important one for me to do well in.? Freire insisted. ?In the last few metres I got a great lead-out from my team-mate Pedro Horrillo and that was what made it possible for me to win.?

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