Joaquim Rodriguez

Joaquim Rodriguez makes final decision to retire, committing to a Bahrain-Merida staff role

Having announced his retirement after the 2016 Olympic Games but then indicating that he may continue competing in 2017 with the Bahrain Merida team, Joaquim Rodriguez has finally made the decision that he is done with professional competition. The Spaniard confirmed his definite retirement on Friday, saying that he will work as part of the …

Retirement on hold: Rodriguez inks one-year deal with Bahrain-Merida

Doing an about-turn on an earlier decision to retire, Joaquim Rodriguez has announced that he will prolong his career for one more year and compete with the new Bahrain Merida team. The former world number one indicated he was finished with cycling after the Olympic road race in Rio. In September he said that he …

Joaquim Rodriguez postpones retirement, will return to racing

Although he hung up his wheels after the Olympic road race in Rio, Joaquim Rodriguez has had a change of heart and will compete in four more races this season before finally saying goodbye. The Katusha rider was seventh in this year’s Tour de France and then went on to net fourth in the Clásica …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: After months without a verdict, Paolini cocaine positive referred to UCI anti-doping tribunal; Trek Factory Racing becomes Trek-Segafredo as three-year sponsorship deal announced; Adam Hansen – there’s more to me than my Grand Tours record; Rodriguez laments losing Dani Moreno to Movistar; Tour de Pologne …

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Fatherhood and cycling: how the pros balance racing and family life

From the outside looking in, the life of a pro cyclist appears to be something that’s well worth aspiring to. Galavanting around the globe, racing in far-flung places, being looked after by team staff, all while only having to worry about your form, the team’s results and keeping your sponsors happy. One aspect that’s often …

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A blast from the past: current and former pros as juniors

Over the next two days the best junior and U23 riders in the world will take to the streets of Richmond with the aim of becoming road race world champion. And some of the riders that are successful this weekend will surely go on to star in the pro ranks in the years to come. …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Viviani takes a second stage victory in the Tour of Britain, race leader Vakoc crashes and loses jersey; Van Gogh clocks up victory on stage one of Lotto Belgium Tour; Sagan ‘will be ready in time for the worlds’; Chaves inks new three year deal with Orica-GreenEdge; …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Schleck winds back the clock to win stage 16 of the Vuelta, Rodriguez into red; Petr Vakoc takes solo victory on stage 2 of the Tour of Britain; Nikias Arndt wins final stage of the Tour of Alberta, Mollema takes overall victory; Tayler Wiles secures …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Joaquim Rodriguez wins stage 15 of the Vuelta, Aru maintains overall lead; Elia Viviani wins Tour of Britain’s opening stage; Hansen takes a third straight stage win for Cannondale-Garmin at the Tour of Alberta; Fabio Felline wins GP de Fourmies; Lisa Brennauer claims overall victory …

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Vuelta a España: Rodriguez powers to stage 15 victory, almost takes red jersey from Fabio Aru

Spanish climber Joaquim Rodriguez took a solo victory at the end of Sunday’s 15th stage of the Vuelta a España, surging clear with 900 metres left on the final climb to Sotres Cabrales and beating closest rival Rafal Majka by 12 seconds. The margin of success plus the win bonus boosted his general classification challenge, …

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