* Born: September 18 1971, in Texas, U.S.
* Finishes 14th in the individual road race at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Turns professional.
* In 1993 he wins a Tour de France stage at Verdum. Wins the Triple Crown in the U.S. and world championship in Oslo, Norway.
* Twelfth in road race and sixth in individual time trial at 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
* Signs for the Cofidis team but is diagnosed with testicular cancer and given less than a 50 percent chance of survival. Has surgery and aggressive chemotherapy.
* In 1997 he is declared free of cancer. Joins the U.S. Postal team.