Historic Overview Óscar Freire Gómez

Rider

Overall Rank67
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.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

3 4 7 2 3 4 2 64

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
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. 1997 Individual 92 422
2. 1998 Vitalicio Seguros - Grupo Generali 307 192
3. 1999 Vitalicio Seguros - Grupo Generali 534 112
4. 2000 Mapei - Quick Step 1622 19
5. 2001 Mapei - Quick Step 1005 53
6. 2002 Mapei - Quick Step 1601 16
7. 2003 Rabobank 1048 41
8. 2004 Rabobank 2475 5
9. 2005 Rabobank 976 43
10. 2006 Rabobank 1460 21
11. 2007 Rabobank 2172 5
12. 2008 Rabobank 1735 14
13. 2009 Rabobank 891 52
14. 2010 Rabobank 1468 20
15. 2011 Rabobank Cycling Team 671 87
16. 2012 Katusha Team 960 49
Overall: 19017 67