Óscar Freire won the World Road Race Championships in his second year as a pro-cyclist in 1999. To prove that wasn't a fluke, he went on to win it twice more, equalling the record set by the likes of Eddy Merckx and Peter Sagan. During his time at Mapei-Quick Step, he won two stages of the Vuelta a Espana, a stage of the Tour de France and his second World Championship title before moving to Rabobank (the precursor to Jumbo-Visma) where he would spend the next eight years of his career.
An illustrious career at Rabobank saw Óscar Freire take his third World Championship rainbow jersey, win Tirreno-Adriatico, Milan- SanRemo (three times), Brabantse Pjil (three times), Gent-Wevelgem, and was the first Spanish rider to win Paris-Tours. He also pocketed five stages of the Vuelta a Espana, three stages of the Tour de France, and the overall green Points Jersey of le Tour in 2008.
Suffering from health problems from an early age, and from respiratory issues in his later career, Freire is living proof that a positive philosophy to training and ability can produce remarkable results!
LeBlanq were lucky enough to be joined by Óscar at our Ibiza event in 2022 and are honoured to be able to welcome him to our Riojan adventure in 2023.
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