Joaquim Rodriguez to race Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana

Joaquim Rodriguez says that the 2015 Tour de France route will suit him

Joaquim Rodriguez (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Spain's Joaquím Rodríguez (Katusha) will race the Tour de France and Vuelta a España in 2015 after a 2014 season that saw him break his ribs and finger.

"I like [the Tour route] a lot, but it is also very dangerous," Rodríguez told Spain's AS newspaper. "If nothing happens to me, I'll be there. Surely it will be a Tour for climbers. I couldn't have organised it better, because it is hard and has little time trials. I think they even have done me a favour."

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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.