Joaquim Rodriguez set to leave Katusha for Argos Shimano

rodriguez, contador, spain

World-number-one Joaquím Rodríguez is planning to leave Katusha in order to secure a ride in WorldTour events. After the Russian team lost its first ProTeam licence, his only choice seems be jumping ship with Argos-Shimano leading the race to gain his signature.

"If Katusha is not in the WorldTour, I'll change teams because I don't want to take a step back," Rodríguez told Spain's Marca newspaper. "I don't think I deserve it. I'd be heart-broken to leave the team, [it's] a big family, but there's no other remedy because I must look after my future."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.