Joaquim Rodriguez performs retirement U-turn to join Bahrain-Merida

Joaquim Rodriguez announces he will join Bahrain-Merida in 2017 having previously announced he was to retire from cycling

Joaquim Rodriguez. Photo: Graham Watson

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Just three months after announcing his impending retirement from the sport, Joaquim Rodriguez has decided to return to cycling in 2017 by joining the new Bahrain-Merida project.

Announcing his decision on Twitter, the 37-year-old Spaniard said the prospect of joining the new team was "impossible to resist".

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