Rodriguez tipping bigger things for Sagan

Four-time and current US professional road race champion Freddie Rodriguez got a little bit of a shock Tuesday as he rolled from the stage 2 finish at the USA Pro Challenge toward his Jelly Belly team bus. On the way to the parking lot he passed by the podium ceremony for the stage and heard the announcers call out the name of Cannondale's 23-year-old super star, Peter Sagan.

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Growing up in Missoula, Montana, Pat competed in his first bike race in 1985 at Flathead Lake. He studied English and journalism at the University of Oregon and has covered North American cycling extensively since 2009, as well as racing and teams in Europe and South America. Pat currently lives in the US outside of Portland, Oregon, with his imaginary dog Rusty.