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Frankie Andreu        

Former Professional Cyclist & 4th Place Finisher in 1996 Olympics; Cycling, Running & Tri Races Commentator and Event Announcer

Frankie Andreu is one of the most popular and well-respected names in American professional cycling. He retired from racing at the end of 2000 after a 12-year professional career. During his racing career he competed in the Tour de France nine times.

Frankie's Tours went from 1992-2000 and during that time there were only five winners. Miguel Indurain, Bjarne Riis, Jan Ullrich, Marco Pantani, and Lance Armstrong.

He was one of the team's most selfless performers and most depended on workers. In addition, he competed in three Tours of Spain and one Giro d' Italia. His racing experience not only encompassed Grand Tours, but also included high placed finishes in World Cup events, World Championships, Spring Classics, and two Olympic Games: 1988 placing 8th and 1996 placing fourth in Atlanta.

Frankie is also a gifted writer and his Tour de France commentaries have been published on many different websites. Andreu has served as a bicycle race commentator for Universal Sports on the Versus television network since retiring from professional cycling in 2001 and remains active in domestic pro racing, often lending his voice and knowledge announcing for professional races. Frankie’s face can be seen on the Versus Network every July during coverage of the Tour de France. His testimony played a key part in the United States Anti-Doping Agency's investigation of fellow U.S. Postal cyclist Lance Armstrong's doping practices.

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