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  Oscar Freire    

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Oscar Freire was born on February 15, 1976.

The Spanish rider won the World Championship Road Race three times within a span of six years.

He also won the Points Jersey in one of the Grand Tour events, plus he was a three-time winner of one of the five monuments in cycling.

Freire won the 1999 World Championship Road Race in front of Marcus Zberg of Switzerland and Jean-Cyril Robin of France.

Freire also won the 2001 World Championship Road Race in front of Paolo Bettini of Italy and Andrej Hauptman of Slovenia.

In addition, Freire won the 2004 World Championship Road Race in front of Erik Zabel of Germany and Luca Paolini of Spain.


Freire was also 3rd in the 2000 World Championship Road Race behind Romans Vainsteins of Latvia and Zbigniew Spruch of Poland.

Freire also won the Points Jersey in the 2008 Tour de France.

In the one-day classics, Freire won the Milan-San Remo Classic in 2004, 2007, and 2010.


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