Fred Rodriguez Edges Field in Trenton
Fred Rodriguez wins race; takes overall Pro Cycling Tour lead.
Fred Rodriguez of Aqua y Sapone sprinted to victory in the Wachovia Cycling Series-Trenton race Thursday. Rodriguez won with a time of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>, just hundredths of a second ahead of second place finisher Gord Fraser of Health Net-Maxxis and a dozen other cyclists. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>
A crowd of 15,000 cheered the cyclists amidst perfect weather as they sped 91 miles on a 6.5-mile loop through the streets of
Rodriguez, who also won
?My team did a good job of keeping me fresh through the race,? said Rodriguez, who is hoping to be selected for the USA Olympic Team heading to
A late two-man breakaway of John Lieswyn of Healthnet Maxxis and Rodoslaw Romanik of Hoop CCC Polstat was reeled in on the second to last lap and Rodriguez outgunned the peleton. Lieswyn was the Sprint Champion for the second consecutive race (
The season-opening event of the Pro Cycling Tour on Tuesday in