July 2, 2013
Check out the kit “Fast Freddie” Rodriguez will be sporting now that he won his fourth US Pro Championship!
After signing with Jelly Belly Cycling just two weeks prior, Fast Freddie out-sprinted a select group of rivals on the streets of Chattanooga, Tennessee to win his fourth US Professional Road Race Championship.
“It’s a little nerve racking that my first race was going to be the US Pro Championships,” said Rodriguez. “I’ve always specialized in one-day races. I know how to read them, how to conserve and be smart, and it played out to where I needed it to play out, a group sprint. Once we get into the last couple of kilometers, everything just kind of clicks and I just know where to go, who to follow, where to turn.”
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Jelly Belly brought Rodriguez on in order to try and get invited to the remaining North American stage races including Tour of Utah, Tour of Alberta, and Colorado’s USA Pro Cycling Challenge. With the ultimate goal of returning to the Amgen Tour of California, Rodriguez’s championship victory will go a long way in helping return Jelly Belly to the forefront of the domestic peloton.
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Rodriguez signs with Jelly Belly for remainder of 2013 – VeloNews May 2013
Fred Rodriguez Rider Results – USA Cycling