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Oscar Freire wins Paris-Tours

Updated: October 10, 2010, 11:59 AM ET
Associated Press

TOURS, France -- Three-time world champion Oscar Freire of Spain won the Paris-Tours classic in a bunched sprint finish on Sunday.

Freire made his move at the end of the 144.5-mile route from La Loupe to Tours, overtaking Angelo Furlan of Italy at the line. Gerg Steegmans of Belgium was third.

"The conditions were OK," Freire said. "I tried to stay near the front because there were a lot of attacks. In the end, we controlled the race."

Freire's win was a morale boost after the ...

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