In Episode 8 of our ongoing “Retrospectives” podcast, Steve Brunner talks with long-time American racer, Fred Rodriguez [Listen on Spotify & Apple]. The U.S. has not produced a slew of top sprinters at the world-class level in road cycling, but, “Fast Freddie Rodriguez” was one of a handful. Tactically sound, Rodriguez had a lengthy and prolific career, winning stages of elite races Giro d’Italia, Tour de Suisse, 4 Days of Dunkirk, and Tour de Georgia. Known as a top lead-out man for a number of years, he was also a good one-day specialist with podium finishes in Milan-San Remo, Gent-Wevelgem, and San Francisco Grand Prix. He may be most notable for his record four U.S. Pro National Championships, the last being in 2013, at age 39.
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