Fred Rodriguez wins (1st American)



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K. J. Papai

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

-Ken
 
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Tom Kunich

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"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.
>
ww.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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Faster Bordello

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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........
 
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Richard Adams

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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.
>>
>
> .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?
 
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Tom Paterson

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>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