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June 22, 2005

Freire sitting pretty: Gluteal tumor removed

procycling | Freire has tumour 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.

Posted by Frank Steele on June 22, 2005 in Oscar Freire, Top Stories | Permalink