One should not forget that at the 1985 Giro Heiden won the sprint jersey awarded for sprints at points along each stage. This prestigious jersey is hardly awarded to "ordinary" racers.
Brook Watts Longmont Colo
>According to the "World Encyclopedie Cycling," Heiden's palmares
>are as follows:
>1981 - 1984 7 Eleven- Schwinn
> 1981 1st Mission Viejo 1982 1st Fond-du-Lac
> 1st South Shore
> 1983 1st Livermore
> 1985 1st U.S Pro Championships
> 1st Palo-Alto
> 1st Oyster Bay
> 131st Giro d'Italia
>1986 -1990 7 Eleven-Hoonved
> 1986 DNF Tour de France
>No further results listed. Obviously many of these races were very
>significant ones then and some remain so.