Joaquim Rodriguez: 2016 is a very attractive year for the climbers

Katusha's Joaquim Rodriguez will focus on the Tour de France and Olympic Games in 2016 - his 17th season in the pro peloton

Joaquim Rodriguez at the Saitama Criterium (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

He may be turning 37 next May, but Joaquim Rodriguez is showing no signs of slowing down.

The Katusha rider, who won three Grand Tour stages and finished second overall at the Vuelta a España in 2015, is preparing for his 17th season as a professional and has already set out his big goals.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.