June 22, 2005
Freire sitting pretty: Gluteal tumor removed
Three-time world champion Oscar Freire of Rabobank had surgery Tuesday to remove a tumor from his "gluteal area".
ProCycling quotes his doctor:
“It was superficial and not dangerous, and consequently we expect him to return to training in two weeks.”
Freire had a terrific early season before the tumor made itself known, then had to pull out of the Tour de Suisse early. He'll look to return to form in time for the world championships in Madrid in September. He'll also miss the Tour, for the second straight year.