Fred Rodriguez wins (1st American)

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by K. J. Papai, May 17, 2004.

  1. K. J. Papai

    K. J. Papai Guest

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  2. Tom Kunich

    Tom Kunich Guest

    "K. J. Papai" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > He wins Stage 9 -- becoming the first American road winner of a Giro
    > stage since Andy Hampsten (in 1988?). Tyler Hamilton won a Giro ITT
    > in 2002.
    >
    > Hey Lance -- listen up -- maybe another record he can break
    > if he contests the Giro in 2005.
    >
    > Congrats go to Fred for pipping Petacchi at the line.
    >

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2004/giro04/index.php?id=stage9/s-rodriguez-9st0562

    The real question: is this a sign that Fred is developing into an uphill
    finish sprinter? Or was he just on a good day?
     
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    > The real question: is this a sign that Fred is developing into an uphill
    > finish sprinter? Or was he just on a good day?
    >
    >

    into the wind too........
     
  4. Tom Kunich wrote:

    > "K. J. Papai" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>He wins Stage 9 -- becoming the first American road winner of a Giro
    >>stage since Andy Hampsten (in 1988?). Tyler Hamilton won a Giro ITT
    >>in 2002.
    >>
    >>Hey Lance -- listen up -- maybe another record he can break
    >>if he contests the Giro in 2005.
    >>
    >>Congrats go to Fred for pipping Petacchi at the line.
    >>

    >
    > http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2004/giro04/index.php?id=stage9/s-rodriguez-9st0562
    >
    > The real question: is this a sign that Fred is developing into an uphill
    > finish sprinter? Or was he just on a good day?
    >
    >


    Judging from what he had to say it was a tactic. You don't suppose
    they'll let him do that two stages in a row, do you?
     
  5. Tom Paterson

    Tom Paterson Guest

    >From: [email protected] (K. J. Papai)

    >He wins Stage 9 -- becoming the first American road winner of a Giro
    >stage since Andy Hampsten (in 1988?).


    From: Tom James' Palmares site:

    <http://homepage.ntlworld.com/veloarchive/riders/h.htm>

    1985 1 stage, Giro d'Italia
    1986 Tour of Switzerland
    1 stage, Tour of Switzerland
    1987 Tour of Switzerland
    1988 Giro d'Italia
    KoM, Giro d'Italia
    2 stages, Giro d'Italia
    1990 1 stage, Tour of Switzerland
    1991 KoM, Tour of Switzerland
    1992 Tour of Romandy
    1 stage, Tour de France
     
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