Georgia 6: Fast Freddie Unleashes killer sprint to win

They don't call him Fast Freddie Rodriguez for nothing. Predictor-Lotto's American sprinting ace not

They don't call him Fast Freddie Rodriguez for nothing. Predictor-Lotto's American sprinting ace not
PIC © GARY BOULANGER American Fred Rodriguez (Predictor-Lotto) held off a charging JJ Haedo (Team CSC) and Big George Hincapie (Discovery Channel) to take stage 6 of the 2007 Tour de Georgia in a blistering 48-mph sprint on Saturday. Rodriguez's victory today was the only saving grace for a disappointing showing by the Belgian squad. "It couldn't have been any faster." Rodriguez said at the finish line. "(Predictor) had a tactical lottery sending a guy in the breakaway, which put us in the right spot to go for the stage win." The California native was third out of the final corner, and began his stage-winning sprint about 200 meters from the line. "I had no choice," Rodriguez added. "There was no one else there to lead it out, so I just went and spun (my 11-tooth cog) out." Sunday's final stage seems like a formality for the Discovery Channel team, as Slovenian rider Janez Brajkovic uses the 67-mile circuit race in Atlanta to showcase his leader's jersey. Look for another exciting sprint finish to wrap things up for the 2007 Tour de Georgia. Tour de Georgia Stage 6 - Lake Lanier Islands - Stone Mountain Park (183km) Stage 6 Results 1 Fred Rodriguez (USA, Predictor-Lotto) 4:04:00 (44.975kph) 2 Juan Jos Haedo (Arg, Team CSC) 3 George Hincapie (USA, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 4 David Millar (GBr, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 5 Ivan Dominguez (Cub, Toyota United Pro Cycling) 6 Alessandro Proni (Ita, Quick Step - Innergetic) 7 Karl Menzies (Aus, Health Net presented by Maxxis) 8 Andrea Tonti (Ita, Quick Step - Innergetic) 9 Davide Frattini (Ita, Colavita/Sutter Home) 10 Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr, Navigators Insurance Cycling Team) 11 Richard England (Aus, Priority Health presented by Bissell) 12 Janez Brajkovic (Slo, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 13 Cesar Grajales (Col, Jittery Joe's) 14 Ruggero Marzoli (Ita, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 15 Evan Elken (USA, Jittery Joe's) 16 Jason Donald (USA, Team Slipstream) 17 Elia Aggiano (Ita, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 18 Daniele Contrini (Ita, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 19 Charles Dionne (Can, Colavita/Sutter Home) 20 Sheldon Deeny (USA, USAC Development Team) 21 Tommy Nankervis (Aus, Jittery Joe's) 22 Thomas Danielson (USA, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 23 Geert Steurs (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 24 Neil Shirley (USA, Jittery Joe's) 25 Cody Stevenson (Aus, Jittery Joe's) 26 Jackson Stewart (USA, BMC Racing) 27 Benjamin Jacques-Maynes (USA, Priority Health presented by Bissell) 28 Alexandre Moos (Swi, BMC Racing) 29 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 30 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb, Navigators Insurance Cycling Team) 31 Preben Van Hecke (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 32 David Canada Gracia (Spa, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 33 Rory Sutherland (Aus, Health Net presented by Maxxis) 34 Ivan Santaromita (Swi, Quick Step - Innergetic) 35 Pavel Brutt (Rus, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 36 Steffen Weigold (Ger, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 37 Edward King (USA, Priority Health presented by Bissell) 38 Christophe Brandt (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 39 Jacob Rosenbarger (USA, BMC Racing) 40 Christian Vande Velde (USA, Team CSC) 41 John Devine (USA, USAC Development Team) 42 Ryder Hesjedal (Can, Health Net presented by Maxxis) 43 Dominique Cornu (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 44 Anthony Colby (USA, Colavita/Sutter Home) 45 Timothy Duggan (USA, Team Slipstream) 46 Timothy Johnson (USA, Health Net presented by Maxxis) 47 Hubert Schwab (Swi, Quick Step - Innergetic) 48 Pavel Padrnos (Cze, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 49 Ivan Stevic (SCG, Toyota United Pro Cycling) 50 Nathan O'neill (Aus, Health Net presented by Maxxis) 51 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel, Quick Step - Innergetic) 52 Peter Hatton (Aus, Colavita/Sutter Home) 53 Ben Brooks (Aus, Navigators Insurance Cycling Team) 54 Scott Nydam (USA, BMC Racing) 55 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita, Quick Step - Innergetic) 56 Nicholas Reistad (USA, USAC Development Team) 57 Scott Moninger (USA, BMC Racing) 58 Levi Leipheimer (USA, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 59 Lucas Euser (USA, Team Slipstream) 60 Cameron Wurf (Aus, Priority Health presented by Bissell) 61 Jonathan Garcia (USA, BMC Racing) 62 Matt Shriver (USA, Jittery Joe's) 63 Ben Day (Aus, Navigators Insurance Cycling Team) 64 Tyler Wren (USA, Colavita/Sutter Home) 65 Tyler Hamilton (USA, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 66 Stefano Zanini (Ita, Predictor-Lotto) 67 Christophe Rinero (Fra, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 68 Gustavo Artacho (Arg, Colavita/Sutter Home) 69 Craig Lewis (USA, Team Slipstream) 70 Eric Keim (USA, USAC Development Team) 71 Michael Blaudzun (Den, Team CSC) 72 Guido Trentin (Ita, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 73 Danny Pate (USA, Team Slipstream) 74 Kurt Asle Arvesen (Nor, Team CSC) 75 Ian Mckissick (USA, BMC Racing) 76 Brian Vandborg (Den, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 77 Nicolas Gates (Aus, Predictor-Lotto) 78 Gilberto Simoni (Ita, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 79 Thomas Peterson (USA, Team Slipstream) 80 Douglas Ollerenshaw (USA, Health Net presented by Maxxis) 81 Austin King (USA, Jittery Joe's) 82 Maarten Wijnants (Bel, Quick Step - Innergetic) 83 Michael Lange (USA, Team Slipstream) 84 David Mccann (Irl, Colavita/Sutter Home) 85 Adam Bergman (USA, Colavita/Sutter Home) 86 David Zabriskie (USA, Team CSC) 87 Jonathan Mc Carty (USA, Team Slipstream) 88 Scott Zwizanski (USA, Priority Health presented by Bissell) 89 Philip Zajicek (USA, Navigators Insurance Cycling Team) 90 Glen Chadwick (NZl, Navigators Insurance Cycling Team) 91 Mauro Facci (Ita, Quick Step - Innergetic) 92 Martin Pedersen (Den, Team CSC) 93 Chad Beyer (USA, USAC Development Team) 94 Jeff Louder (USA, Health Net presented by Maxxis) 95 Christopher Baldwin (USA, Toyota United Pro Cycling) 96 Trent Wilson (Aus, Jittery Joe's) 97 Kirk O'bee (USA, Health Net presented by Maxxis) 0:00:28 98 Hendricus Vogels (Aus, Toyota United Pro Cycling) 0:00:39 99 Caleb Manion (Aus, Toyota United Pro Cycling) 0:03:23 100 Olivier Kaisen (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 0:04:52 101 Caleb Fairly (USA, USAC Development Team) 102 Swindlehurst T Burke (USA, Toyota United Pro Cycling) 0:06:05 103 Matthew Goss (Aus, Team CSC) 104 Christopher Wherry (USA, Toyota United Pro Cycling) 105 Anders Lund (Den, Team CSC) 106 Omer Kem (USA, Priority Health presented by Bissell) 107 Justin England (USA, Toyota United Pro Cycling) 108 Eric Riggs (USA, USAC Development Team) General classification after stage 6 1 Janez Brajkovic (Slo, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 23:01:03 2 Christian Vande Velde (USA, Team CSC) 0:00:12 3 David Canada Gracia (Spa, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 0:03:04 4 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 0:03:06 5 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel, Quick Step - Innergetic) 0:04:22 6 Scott Nydam (USA, BMC Racing) 0:05:35 7 Jeff Louder (USA, Health Net presented by Maxxis) 0:06:00 8 Timothy Johnson (USA, Health Net presented by Maxxis) 0:06:59 9 Lucas Euser (USA, Team Slipstream) 0:10:08 10 Ivan Santaromita (Swi, Quick Step - Innergetic) 0:12:15 11 Tyler Wren (USA, Colavita/Sutter Home) 0:12:26 12 Levi Leipheimer (USA, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 0:24:48 13 Thomas Danielson (USA, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 0:26:57 14 Nathan O'neill (Aus, Health Net presented by Maxxis) 0:27:15 15 David Zabriskie (USA, Team CSC) 0:28:21 16 Anthony Colby (USA, Colavita/Sutter Home) 0:28:55 17 Ryder Hesjedal (Can, Health Net presented by Maxxis) 0:29:09 18 Danny Pate (USA, Team Slipstream) 0:29:55 19 Gilberto Simoni (Ita, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 0:30:00 20 George Hincapie (USA, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 0:30:13 21 Michael Blaudzun (Den, Team CSC) 0:30:37 22 Brian Vandborg (Den, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 0:30:49 23 Alexandre Moos (Swi, BMC Racing) 0:30:50 24 Hubert Schwab (Swi, Quick Step - Innergetic) 0:31:30 25 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb, Navigators Insurance Cycling Team) 0:31:35 26 Thomas Peterson (USA, Team Slipstream) 0:32:37 27 Rory Sutherland (Aus, Health Net presented by Maxxis) 0:32:59 28 John Devine (USA, USAC Development Team) 0:33:06 29 Andrea Tonti (Ita, Quick Step - Innergetic) 0:33:20 30 Glen Chadwick (NZl, Navigators Insurance Cycling Team) 0:33:44 31 Craig Lewis (USA, Team Slipstream) 0:33:53 32 Jason Donald (USA, Team Slipstream) 0:34:06 33 Ben Day (Aus, Navigators Insurance Cycling Team) 0:34:08 34 Cesar Grajales (Col, Jittery Joe's) 0:34:16 35 Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr, Navigators Insurance Cycling Team) 0:34:17 36 Scott Moninger (USA, BMC Racing) 0:35:07 37 Timothy Duggan (USA, Team Slipstream) 0:35:47 38 Preben Van Hecke (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 0:36:05 39 Ruggero Marzoli (Ita, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 0:36:06 40 Philip Zajicek (USA, Navigators Insurance Cycling Team) 0:36:17 41 Pavel Padrnos (Cze, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 0:36:44 42 Ian Mckissick (USA, BMC Racing) 0:36:53 43 David Mccann (Irl, Colavita/Sutter Home) 0:36:54 44 Kurt Asle Arvesen (Nor, Team CSC) 45 Ben Brooks (Aus, Navigators Insurance Cycling Team) 0:37:18 46 Christophe Brandt (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 0:37:25 47 Jonathan Garcia (USA, BMC Racing) 0:37:30 48 Maarten Wijnants (Bel, Quick Step - Innergetic) 0:37:51 49 Jonathan Mc Carty (USA, Team Slipstream) 0:38:23 50 Dominique Cornu (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 0:38:28 51 Justin England (USA, Toyota United Pro Cycling) 0:38:29 52 David Millar (GBr, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 0:38:34 53 Peter Hatton (Aus, Colavita/Sutter Home) 0:38:41 54 Jackson Stewart (USA, BMC Racing) 0:38:46 55 Geert Steurs (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 0:39:18 56 Benjamin Jacques-Maynes (USA, Priority Health presented by Bissell) 0:39:23 57 Christopher Baldwin (USA, Toyota United Pro Cycling) 0:39:25 58 Douglas Ollerenshaw (USA, Health Net presented by Maxxis) 0:40:08 59 Guido Trentin (Ita, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 60 Ivan Stevic (SCG, Toyota United Pro Cycling) 0:40:18 61 Adam Bergman (USA, Colavita/Sutter Home) 0:40:29 62 Tyler Hamilton (USA, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 0:40:31 63 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita, Quick Step - Innergetic) 0:40:46 64 Edward King (USA, Priority Health presented by Bissell) 0:40:58 65 Charles Dionne (Can, Colavita/Sutter Home) 0:41:38 66 Nicolas Gates (Aus, Predictor-Lotto) 0:41:52 67 Davide Frattini (Ita, Colavita/Sutter Home) 0:42:04 68 Michael Lange (USA, Team Slipstream) 0:42:19 69 Cameron Wurf (Aus, Priority Health presented by Bissell) 0:42:22 70 Alessandro Proni (Ita, Quick Step - Innergetic) 0:44:24 71 Karl Menzies (Aus, Health Net presented by Maxxis) 0:44:41 72 Fred Rodriguez (USA, Predictor-Lotto) 0:44:44 73 Daniele Contrini (Ita, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 0:44:48 74 Eric Keim (USA, USAC Development Team) 0:45:04 75 Neil Shirley (USA, Jittery Joe's) 76 Swindlehurst T Burke (USA, Toyota United Pro Cycling) 0:45:10 77 Matthew Goss (Aus, Team CSC) 0:45:33 78 Christophe Rinero (Fra, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 0:45:35 79 Caleb Manion (Aus, Toyota United Pro Cycling) 0:45:47 80 Jacob Rosenbarger (USA, BMC Racing) 0:46:08 81 Gustavo Artacho (Arg, Colavita/Sutter Home) 0:46:10 82 Juan Jos Haedo (Arg, Team CSC) 0:46:24 83 Olivier Kaisen (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 0:47:03 84 Pavel Brutt (Rus, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 0:47:54 85 Trent Wilson (Aus, Jittery Joe's) 0:48:15 86 Kirk O'bee (USA, Health Net presented by Maxxis) 0:48:51 87 Nicholas Reistad (USA, USAC Development Team) 0:49:53 88 Elia Aggiano (Ita, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 0:50:12 89 Steffen Weigold (Ger, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 0:50:20 90 Mauro Facci (Ita, Quick Step - Innergetic) 0:50:26 91 Ivan Dominguez (Cub, Toyota United Pro Cycling) 0:50:38 92 Anders Lund (Den, Team CSC) 0:50:41 93 Tommy Nankervis (Aus, Jittery Joe's) 0:51:28 94 Hendricus Vogels (Aus, Toyota United Pro Cycling) 0:51:33 95 Martin Pedersen (Den, Team CSC) 0:51:59 96 Richard England (Aus, Priority Health presented by Bissell) 0:52:06 97 Christopher Wherry (USA, Toyota United Pro Cycling) 0:52:47 98 Sheldon Deeny (USA, USAC Development Team) 0:52:52 99 Chad Beyer (USA, USAC Development Team) 0:53:46 100 Matt Shriver (USA, Jittery Joe's) 0:55:31 101 Austin King (USA, Jittery Joe's) 0:55:45 102 Evan Elken (USA, Jittery Joe's) 0:56:02 103 Scott Zwizanski (USA, Priority Health presented by Bissell) 0:57:22 104 Cody Stevenson (Aus, Jittery Joe's) 0:57:43 105 Stefano Zanini (Ita, Predictor-Lotto) 0:58:37 106 Eric Riggs (USA, USAC Development Team) 1:03:23 107 Caleb Fairly (USA, USAC Development Team) 1:04:16 108 Omer Kem (USA, Priority Health presented by Bissell) 1:07:16 Got a comment? 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