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Historic Overview Óscar Freire Gómez

Rider

Overall Rank68
NameÓscar FREIRE GÓMEZ
Country
  Spain
Date of birth15-Feb-1976 - Torrelavega (Cantabria)
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Biography

Óscar Freire Gómez

Óscar Freire Gómez (born 15 February 1976) is a former Spanish professional road bicycle racer. He was one of the top sprinters in road bicycle racing, having won the world championship three times, equalling Alfredo Binda, Rik Van Steenbergen, Eddy Merckx and Peter Sagan. In the later years of his career, he became more of a classics rider. He has won the cycling monument Milan–San Remo three times, four stages in the Tour de France and seven stages of the Vuelta a España, throughout a successful career.

Despite his diminutive stature, Freire was a good sprinter. He had a training philosophy where he rode shorter distances than most pro cyclists, sometimes covering only about half the distance his colleagues would. When growing up he contracted tuberculosis and narrowly avoided having a leg amputated.

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Badges

3 4 7 2 3 4 2 65

Major Victories

World Championships Road Race 1999, 2001, 2004
Milano - Sanremo 2004, 2007, 2010
Gent - Wevelgem 2008
Tirreno - Adriatico 2005
Cyclassics Hamburg 2006
Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol 2007
Paris - Tours 2010
Brabantse Pijl 2005, 2006, 2007
Trofeo Ses Salines - Felanitx 2002, 2004, 2005, 2010
Trofeo Mallorca 2000, 2005, 2007
Trofeo Luis Puig 2004
Tour de France - stages 2002 (1), 2006 (2), 2008 (1)
Vuelta a España - stages 2000 (2), 2004 (1), 2007 (3), 2008 (1)
Tirreno - Adriatico - stages 2000 (2), 2003 (1), 2004 (1), 2005 (3), 2006 (1), 2008 (3)
Tour de Romandie - stages 2009 (2)
Tour de Suisse - stages 2006 (1), 2008 (1)
Vuelta al Pais Vasco - stages 2006 (1), 2010 (2)
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - stages 2003 (1)
Tour Down Under - stages 2012 (1)
Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol - stages 2003 (2), 2007 (2), 2010 (2), 2011 (2), 2012 (1)
Vuelta a Valencia - stages 2000 (1)
Deutschland Rundfahrt - stages 2001 (1)
Vuelta a Burgos - stages 2001 (1)
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Seasons

Óscar Freire Gómez - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1996 Individual 3 1198
2. 1997 Individual 137 337
3. 1998 Vitalicio Seguros - Grupo Generali 308 192
4. 1999 Vitalicio Seguros - Grupo Generali 534 112
5. 2000 Mapei - Quick Step 1623 19
6. 2001 Mapei - Quick Step 1006 53
7. 2002 Mapei - Quick Step 1602 16
8. 2003 Rabobank 1049 41
9. 2004 Rabobank 2476 5
10. 2005 Rabobank 976 43
11. 2006 Rabobank 1466 21
12. 2007 Rabobank 2174 5
13. 2008 Rabobank 1736 14
14. 2009 Rabobank 891 52
15. 2010 Rabobank 1469 20
16. 2011 Rabobank Cycling Team 672 87
17. 2012 Katusha Team 961 49
Overall: 19083 68