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Monday, June 06, 2005

Amazing weekend for American cycling

Great results for US riders on both sides of the water. In the States, the USPRO championship in Philly, we had only the second ever all-US podium with Chris Wherry standing one step taller than Chris Horner and Danny Pate. Wherry's Health-Net/Maxxis team actually won all three races in the Wachovia series - Kiwi, Henderson in Lancaster and Canadian, Frasr in Trenton. But in Philly, it was American one, two and three. Fast Freddy showed his class by being one of the first riders on any team to make his way to Wherry to congratulate him.

On the other side of the pond, George Hincapie surprised everyone by winning the opening prologue of the Dauphine. Leipheimer was second, Landis fourth, and Lance Armstrong fifth to make it 4 out of 5 American's leading the race. A great win for Hincapie that didn't impress Reuters enough to headline his win...

Seems the only Americans to lose out this weekend were Fast Freddy and Bobby Julich, who might have been better off competing in the TT discipline...