(born September 26, 1966) is a former professional cyclist whose career highlights include riding as team captain of the U.S. Postal Service cycling team
along with Lance Armstrong
in 1998, 1999 and 2000.
Frankie Andreu was born September 26, 1966 in Dearborn, Michigan
. He began his cycling career in track cycling
, winning the individual pursuit during the 1984 Junior National Track Cycling Championships in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania. In 1985, he placed first in the Madison during the National Track Cycling Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana
. and second in the points race and team pursuit. In 1988, Andreu qualified to represent the United States Cycling Team in Olympic Games
in Seoul, South Korea
where he placed eighth in the points race.
Andreu moved from track cycling to road cycling after signing to the 7-Eleven Pro Cycling Team
in 1989 when he finished his first professional stage race, the Giro d'Italia
. His highest finish in the Tour de France
was second during the 18th stage of the 1993 race where he was teammates with a young Lance Armstrong on the Motorola Pro Cycling Team. Andreu finished fourth in the road race during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia
He is best remembered by the professional cycling community for his role as a "super domestique
," particularly for sacrificing personal gain for the benefit of other teammates during many races.
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