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He's looking very good this year, smarter than ever, never letting up right to the line and taking a win in the Ruta from others not so canny. Looks lean and in form for the northern classics, who's he got to back him in the early part of the year at Rabobank?
 
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SaftyCyclist said:
He's looking very good this year, smarter than ever, never letting up right to the line and taking a win in the Ruta from others not so canny. Looks lean and in form for the northern classics, who's he got to back him in the early part of the year at Rabobank?

Given that Rabobank's tactics usually fail, l wouldn't hold my hopes high.
Freire is one of the coolest riders, on and off the bike.
 

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SaftyCyclist said:
He's looking very good this year, smarter than ever, never letting up right to the line and taking a win in the Ruta from others not so canny. Looks lean and in form for the northern classics, who's he got to back him in the early part of the year at Rabobank?

He usually starts the season very well and has been very impressive again this year. His early season last year was ruined with his crash in the Tour of California, which was this time last year.

He could be in with a shout at Milan San Remo - particularly as other like Cav, Thor & Haussler have been struggling lately with injuries or sickness.
 
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Freire is a very good rider he could be a big threat for the green jersey again in the tdf is he is in the same condition as 2008 he was very consistent and one of the best climbing sprinters(maybe the best).. I dont think he is fast enough to beat quite a few guys though when everything is equal but he is clever... I would say he is an outsider for the milan san remo win and most races that will come down to big sprint... I hope he wins a lot though I like him and it would be nice if he won the world championships again....

btw how do tyou say his name I think its nothing like I say it aka free air...:S
 
SaftyCyclist said:
He's looking very good this year, smarter than ever, never letting up right to the line and taking a win in the Ruta from others not so canny. Looks lean and in form for the northern classics, who's he got to back him in the early part of the year at Rabobank?
Have you been paying attention? He's not better or worse than other years (except for last year, when he broke two ribs in the ToC).

peloton said:
Given that Rabobank's tactics usually fail, l wouldn't hold my hopes high.
Blablabla. Season after season of relative success, and all you know about is last year's Omloop.
 
Freire's only weakness is his fragility. If he weren't so prone to injury his palmares would be of course even more impressive. I'm just pleased that he's showing such good form after last year's disappointments. As mentioned earlier, he's a class rider. Also he's rare in that he's actually the only sprinter who is capable of finishing in the top ten of LBL, which to me is pretty amazing. Looks like he's going to have a big season.
 

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