Joaquim Rodriguez, Tour de France 2013, stage four TTT

JOAQUIM RODRIGUEZ

Date of birth: 12/5/79

From: Parets del Valles, Spain

Team: Katusha

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.

‘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
2014
Volta a Catalunya; stage three

Volta a Catalunya; overall

2013
Tour of Oman; stage four

Tirreno-Adriatico; stage five

Vuelta a Espana; stage 19

Tour of Lombardy

2012
Fleche Wallonne
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

2011
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

2010

Vuelta a Espana, stage 14

Tour de France, stage 12

Vuelta al Pais Vasco, stage 5

GP Miguel Indurain

Volta a Catalunya

2009

Vuelta a Burgos, stage 2

Tirreno-Adriatico, stage 4

2008

Tirreno-Adriatico, stage 3

2007

GP Villafranca de Ordizia

Spanish National Road Race Championships

Klasika Primavera Amorebieta

2006

Paris-Nice, stage 5

2005

Vuelta a Espana - mountains classification

Urkiola Igoera

2004

Setmana Catalana

2003

Vuelta a Espana, stage 8

Paris-Nice, stage 6

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