Congratulations to Team Jelly Belly p/b Kenda's Freddie "Fast Freddie" Rodriguez, the U.S. National Road Race Champion! Freddie isn't just the 2013 champ, he's the only four-time national road champion in the history of American cycling.
The Jelly Belly p/b Kenda team is also the only U.S. domestic team with two reigning national champions: Fast Freddie (USA) and Luis Lemus (Mexico).
Freddie, 39, signed with Jelly Belly p/b Kenda at the beginning of May, just a few weeks before taking the championship in Chattanooga, Tenn. on May 27th. Although considered a wildcard in the race, his teammates backed him like a champion. With efforts from Team Jelly Belly riders like Brad Huff and Alex Hagman, Freddie sprinted to the finish and into the U.S. National jersey.
What's next? Check out Fast Freddie and Team Jelly Belly p/b Kenda in Philadelphia for the Philly Cycling Classic on June 2nd.