Fred Rodriguez

Fred "Freddie" Rodriguez (born September 3, 1973) is an American former professional road racing cyclist. His nickname, Fast Freddie, is due to his reputation as a sprint specialist. Rodriguez won the United States National Road Race Championships four times, and won four stages at the Tour de Georgia. He competed in the men's individual road race at the 2000 Summer Olympics.[1]

Fred Rodriguez
Freddie Rodriguez, Tour of California 2012.jpg
Rodriguez at the 2012 Tour of California
Personal information
Full nameFred Rodriguez
NicknameFast Freddie
Born (1973-09-03) September 3, 1973 (age 48)
Bogotá, Colombia
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight69 kg (152 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter
Professional teams
1996–1998Saturn Cycling Team
1999–2000Mapei–Quick-Step
2001–2002Domo–Farm Frites–Latexco
2003Vini Caldirola–So.di
2004Acqua & Sapone
2005–2007Davitamon–Lotto
2008–2009Rock Racing
2011–2012Team Exergy
2013–2015Jelly Belly–Kenda
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2004)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships
     (2000, 2001, 2004, 2013)

Other notable results include high stage finishes in all three Grand Tours as well as second places in both in both Milan–San Remo and Gent–Wevelgem in 2002. Rodriguez participated in all three Grand Tours including the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España one time each where he had multiple stage podiums in the Vuelta and won stage 9 of the 2004 Giro d'Italia. He started the Tour de France seven times finishing it twice, and while he never won any stages he was often competitive on sprint stages with several top 5's.[2]

Rodriguez retired at the end of the 2015 season.[3]

Major resultsEdit

1991
1st   Road race, National Junior Road Championships
1995
1st Lancaster Classic
1st Stage 3b Regio-Tour
2nd Redlands Bicycle Classic
3rd   Road race, Pan American Games
1996
1st International Cycling Classic
1st Stage 5 Tour of China
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
3rd US Pro Championship
1997
1st Stage 4 Redlands Bicycle Classic
8th Overall Internationale Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt
1998
7th Overall Tour de Langkawi
1st Stages 2 & 5
1999
1st Schaal Sels
1st Stage 1b Tour de Langkawi
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
4th Overall G.P. Portugal Telecom
5th Overall Volta ao Algarve
6th Philadelphia International Championship
8th Overall Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali
8th Giro del Piemonte
2000
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st First Union Classic
Tour de Suisse
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 2
2nd Overall Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt
1st Stages 7 & 10
2nd US Pro Championship
3rd Overall UNIQA Classic
1st Points classification
1st Stage 3
3rd First Union Invitational
4th GP de Fourmies
10th Overall 4 Jours de Dunkerque
1st Stage 5
2001
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st Philadelphia International Championship
1st US Pro Championship
2nd GP de Fourmies
3rd Overall Tour de Luxembourg
1st Stage 1
3rd Grand Prix Pino Cerami
4th Scheldeprijs
8th Overall Guldensporentweedaagse
8th First Union Classic
2002
2nd Milan–San Remo
2nd Gent–Wevelgem
5th GP Ouest–France
8th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
9th E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
2003
2nd Overall Tour de Georgia
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 3 & 4
2nd G.P. Costa degli Etruschi
4th Overall International Tour of Rhodes
1st Stage 2
4th Reading Classic
4th Wachovia Classic
9th Paris–Tours
2004
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st Wachovia Classic
1st Reading Classic
1st Stage 9 Giro d'Italia
2nd Grand Prix of San Francisco
2nd Coppa Bernocchi
3rd Lancaster Classic
3rd Wachovia Invitational
8th Stausee-Rundfahrt Klingnau
2005
2nd Lancaster Classic
2nd Reading Classic
2nd Wachovia Invitational
2nd Wachovia Classic
4th Road race, National Road Championships
4th Overall GP Costa Azul
1st Stage 1
4th Philadelphia International Championship
6th Doha International GP
2006
Tour de Georgia
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 4
2007
1st Stage 6 Tour de Georgia
1st Stage 3 Tour of Elk Grove
4th Road race, National Road Championships
2008
3rd Philadelphia International Championship
6th Lancaster Classic
6th Commerce Bank Lehigh Valley Classic
2011
4th Overall Tour of Elk Grove
2012
3rd Philadelphia International Championship
2013
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
7th Overall Nature Valley Grand Prix

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
  Giro d'Italia 99
  Tour de France 86 DNF DNF DNF 132 DNF DNF
  Vuelta a España 109

Did not finish = DNF.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Fred Rodriguez Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved March 7, 2020.
  2. ^ "Rider Fred Rodriguez". Pro Cycling Stats. 31 March 2021. Check |archiveurl= value (help)
  3. ^ Frattini, Kirsten (September 3, 2015). "Fred Rodriguez announces retirement at Tour of Alberta". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved September 27, 2015.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by United States National Road Race Championships
Winner

2000–2001
Succeeded by
Preceded by United States National Road Race Championships
Winner

2004
Succeeded by
Preceded by United States National Road Race Championships
Winner

2013
Succeeded by