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Contador, Freire to lead Spain to Worlds



Three-time world champion Oscar Freire and newly-crowned Tour of Spain champion Alberto Contador will lead the Spanish team at the September 15-23 World Championships in the Netherlands.

The seven other riders are: Dani Moreno, Joaquim Rodriguez, Jonathan Castroviejo, Pablo Lastras, Alejandro Valverde, Juan Antonio Flecha and Samuel Sanchez.

The list is not definitive, with a decision to be taken on Sanchez's participation to be made after the ongoing Tour of Britain, Egoi Martinez waiting in the wings as a replacement.

"We are not the favourites," said Spanish federation coach Jose Luis de Santos. "As far as I'm concerned, there are two teams which are stronger than us: Belgium and Italy.

"But that's not to say we don't have ambitions."

Contador, who on Sunday won his second Tour of Spain just one month after returning from a two-year doping ban, will race the time-trial along with Castroviejo.



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