Historic Overview Fred Rodriguez
Fred "Freddie" Rodriguez (born September 3, 1973) is a former American professional road racing cyclist. His nickname, Fast Freddie, is due to his reputation as a sprint specialist. Rodriguez is both a four-time National Road Race Champion and a four-time Tour de Georgia stage winner. He competed in the men's individual road race at the 2000 Summer Olympics.
Other notable palmarès include, winning Stage 9 of the 2004 Giro d'Italia, which he accomplished by defeating Italian sprinter Alessandro Petacchi, winner of the 2010 Tour de France Green Jersey. Rodriguez finished a close second to Italian sprinter Mario Cipollini in both the 2002 Milan-San Remo and the 2002 Gent–Wevelgem. Rodriguez has participated in all three Grand Tours, the Giro d'Italia, the Tour de France, and the Vuelta a España. Ahead of the 2015 Tour of Alberta, Rodriguez announced that he would be retiring from competition at the end of the season.