Date of birth: 12/5/79
From: Parets del Valles, Spain
Previous teams: Caisse d’Epargne (2006-9), Saunier Duval (2004-5), ONCE (2000-3)
Joaquim Rodriguez career profile
Joaquim Rodriguez enjoyed the best season of his career in 2010 and took over Alberto Contador’s top spot in the UCI’s world ranking after his consistent results over the year.
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‘Purito’ finished eighth in the 2010 Tour de France and, in his best ever Grand Tour performance, took a stage victory and secured fourth overall in the 2010 Vuelta a Espana.
With the strength of Spanish cycling such as it is, anybody who can win the national road race title (2007) must clearly have some pedigree.
The Spaniard won the mountains classification while riding for Saunier Duval at the 2005 edition Vuelta and while he is known mainly for his climbing skills, Rodriguez is a versatile rider who also enjoys the Classics.
Rodriguez won the Klasika Primavera in 2007, has taken second at both Fleche Wallone and Liege-Bastogne-Liege and has a good record in the San Sebastian Classic.
If any further proof were needed, Rodriguez underlined his talent with a bronze at the 2009 World Road Race Championship behind Australian Cadel Evans and Russia’s Alexandr Kolobnev.
Rodriguez’s season-long consistency in major stage and one-day races netted him the 2012 and 2013 UCI WorldTour titles.
Joaquim Rodriguez results
Volta a Catalunya; stage three
Volta a Catalunya; overall
Tour of Oman; stage four
Tirreno-Adriatico; stage five
Vuelta a Espana; stage 19
Tour of Lombardy
Tour of the Basque Country; stage four
Tour of the Basque Country; stage five
Tirreno-Adriatico; stage six
Giro d’Italia; stage 10
Giro d’Italia; stage 17
Giro d’Italia; points classification
Vuelta a Espana; stage six
Vuelta a Espana; stage 12
Tour of Lombardy
Criterium du Dauphine; stage six
Criterium du Dauphine; stage seven
Criterium du Dauphine; points classification
Criterium du Dauphine; mountains classification
Vuelta a Espana; stage five
Vuelta a Espana; stage eight
Vuelta a Burgos; stage two
Vuelta a Burgos; overall
Tour of the Basque Country; stage one
Vuelta a Espana, stage 14
Tour de France, stage 12
Vuelta al Pais Vasco, stage 5
GP Miguel Indurain
Volta a Catalunya
Vuelta a Burgos, stage 2
Tirreno-Adriatico, stage 4
Tirreno-Adriatico, stage 3
GP Villafranca de Ordizia
Spanish National Road Race Championships
Klasika Primavera Amorebieta
Paris-Nice, stage 5
Vuelta a Espana – mountains classification
Vuelta a Espana, stage 8
Paris-Nice, stage 6