Oct 3rd, 2004, 04:02 PM
Great run of the whole Spanish team :yeah:
Oscar wins in the sprint (beating Zabel (Germany) and Paolini (Italy))his 5th medal in world cycling championships :worship:
He becomes member of the elistist group of the cyclists with 3 titles
Oct 3rd, 2004, 04:38 PM
oscar is awesome, i'd love to have seen his team mate michael boogerd win though :(
but :yeah: to oscar!
Oct 3rd, 2004, 05:40 PM
congrats to the whole spanish team for pulling it off
too bad zabel didn't win though, he'd really deserved it too :(
Oct 3rd, 2004, 05:43 PM
Oscar! Well done mate! :yeah:
Oct 3rd, 2004, 07:22 PM
Fantastic stuff!! :D
Oct 3rd, 2004, 07:59 PM
Freire seals world title
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40137000/jpg/_40137862_freie203.jpg Freire proved too strong in the race's final sprint
Oscar Freire has won the World Championship road race for the third time in his career.
The Spanish sprinter found himself in a group of 15 riders as the race reached the final kilometres in Verona, Italy.
And as the leading pacemen moved to the front in the final kilometre, Freire put in a breathtaking burst of speed to edge Germany's Erik Zabel into second.
Italian rider Luca Paolini found himself in contention in the dying moments but had to make do with third.
Pre-race favorite and Olympic gold medalist Paolo Bettini of Italy retired earlier in the race after injuring his knee in a freak accident with his team car.
World Championship road race result
1 Oscar Freire (Spain) 6 hours 57 minutes 15 seconds
2 Erik Zabel (Germany)
3 Luca Paolini (Italy)
4 Stuart O'Grady (Australia)
5 Allan Davis (Australia)
6 Alejandro Valverde (Spain)
7 Michael Boogerd (Netherlands)
8 Chris Horner (USA)
9 Damiano Cunego (Italy)
10 Frank Schleck (Luxembourg)