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ma vie en photographie
photo copyright 1988 Françoise Benka

Francisco Andreu
Height: 6-2 Weight: 170 lbs.
Born: Sept. 26, 1966 in Dearborn, Mich.
Hometown: Dearborn, Mich.
Residence: Dearborn, Mich.
Team: United States Postal Service 

  • Olympics: 1988, 1996
  • World Track Cycling Championships: 1986-87, 1996
  • World Road Cycling Championships: 1994
  • National Track Cycling champion: 1985 (Madison), 1986 (points race, team pursuit), 1988-89 (points race)
  • Junior National Track Cycling champion: 1984 (individual pursuit)
  • U.S. National Team: 1986-89, 1998 
2000
Paris-Nice: 8th
Paris-Roubaix: 20th
Vuelta Ciclista a Aragon:
USPRO Championship:
Tour de France: 110th
Vuelta a Burgos: 73rd
Classica San Sebastian: 87th
Ronde van Nederland: 59th
Paris-Brussels: 53rd

1999
Trofeo Luis Puig (Spain): 21st
Paris-Roubaix (World Cup III): 21st
Clasica San Sebastian: 30th 
First Union Classic: 59th
First Union USPRO Championship (Philadelphia): 24th
World Cup II (Belgium): 40th
Tour of Luxembourg: 21st
Tour de France: 65th

1998
UCI World Ranking: 196th
Tour de France: 58th overall
First Union Invitational: 1st
Tour de L’Oise (France): 4th overall
Trofeo Luis Puig (France), 11th overall
Tour of Luxembourg: 19th overall, one stage win
Tour of Flanders (Belgium): 22nd overall
Michelin Classic: 2nd
National Racing Calendar standings: 37th
Tour of America Standings: 7th

1997
Tour de France: 79th overall
Tour of Luxembourg: 19th overall
Ruta del Sol (Spain): 32nd overall
Paris-Roubaix (France): 43rd (top American)

1996
Olympic Games (Atlanta, Ga.): 4th, road race
U.S. Olympic Trials: 1st overall
Microsoft Grand Prix (Seattle, Wa.): 2nd
Martinsburg Time Trial: 2nd
Thrift Drug Classic  (Pittsburgh, Pa.): 3rd
National Championships (Concord Time Trial): 3rd
Charlotte Road Race: 3rd
World Track Cycling Championships (Manchester, England): team member
Paris-Roubaix (France): 24th 
Tour DuPont: 25th overall
USPRO Points Series: 24th overall

1995
Tour de France: four top 10 finishes
Leeds International Classic (Great Britain): 23rd
Paris-Roubaix (France): 29th
Tour of America: 8th overall
USPRO Points Series: 20th
K-Mart Classic of West Virginia: 2nd overall, one stage win
Thrift Drug Classic: 7th

1994
World Road Cycling Championships (Palermo, Italy): 55th, professional road race
Tour de France: 2nd, stage 21
West Virginia Classic: 1st overall, two stage wins
Leeds International Classic (Great Britain): 4th, four stage wins
Thrift Drug Classic: 4th
Paris-Roubaix (France): 9th
Tour of Poland: one stage win

1993
Tour de France: 2nd, stage 18
Het Volk (Belgium): 7th
Tour of Britain: 7th overall

1991
Paris-Tours (France): 8th

1990
Hamilton Classic: 1st
Tour of Michigan: 1st overall

1989
Giro d’Italia finisher
National Track Cycling Championships (Seattle, Wa.): 1st, points race

photo copyright 1989 Françoise Benka
photo copyright 1989 Françoise Benka

1988
Olympic Games (Seoul, South Korea): 8th, points race
U.S. Olympic Trials and National Championships (Houston, Texas): 1st, points race; 2nd, Madison; 4th, criterium, 
individual pursuit; 12th, kilometer time trial

1987
World Track Cycling Championships (Vienna, Austria): 15th, points race
National Road Cycling Championships (Denver): 12th, road race; 15th, individual time trial
Pan American Games (Indianapolis, Ind.): team alternate

1986
World Track Cycling Championships (Colorado Springs, Colo.): 10th, points race
National Track Cycling Championships (Seattle, Wash.): 1st, team pursuit, points race; 8th, individual pursuit

1985
National Track Cycling Championships (Indianapolis, Ind.): 1st, Madison; 2nd, points race, team pursuit
National Sports Festival (Baton Rouge, La.): 1st, points race; 2nd, individual pursuit

1984
Junior National Track Cycling Championships (Emmanus, Pa.): 1st, individual pursuit (17-18) 

Posted career best finish at ’98 Tour de France (58th), his seventh consecutive appearance in the event … brilliantly stepped out of his domestique role to win the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials and placed fourth in the Olympic road race ... that Olympic finish matched Bob Mionske’s placing (1988) as the best performance by an American in the men's road race at a non-boycotted Olympics ... willingly gave up his spot in the individual time trial, earned by winning the Olympic Trials, which allowed national champion Steve Hegg to compete in that event … lone American to finish Tour de France in 1994 and 1996 … placed 19th in 1994 World Cup rankings… current member of the USPRO Board of Trustees ... married Betsy Kramar.

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