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Monday, May 27, 2013
Rodriguez wins fourth national title


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Freddie Rodriguez won his fourth national title Monday in a sprint to the finish, edging Brent Bookwalter in the USA Cycling Professional men's road race.

Rodriguez, 38, of Berkeley, Calif., covered the 100.6-mile course in and around Chattanooga in a time of 4 hours, 6 minutes, 56 seconds. Bookwalter of Asheville, N.C., also finished second in the time trial Saturday, and he came in just enough behind Rodriguez at the line.

Kiel Reijnen of Boulder, Colo., was third. Tom Zirbel, the winner of Saturday's time trial title, finished 11th.

Jade Wilcoxson of Talent, Ore., won the women's road race over 63.1 miles in 2:46:39. Lauren Hall of Dolores, Colo., was second and Alison Powers of Pinecliffe, Ore., third.

-- Associated Press