Joaquin ‘Purito’ Rodriguez Puts His Stamp On Volta A Catalunya

MADRID, March 26, 2014 (AFP) - Spaniard Joaquin 'Purito' Rodriguez claimed victory as the race favorites made their move on day three of the Tour of Catalonia. The Katusha rider led home compatriot Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) and Colombian Nairo Quintana (Movistar) on the 162.9km ride from Banyoles to La Molina in a time of 4hrs 50 mins 54 secs. Victory also takes Rodriguez … [Read more...]

Spaniard Rodriguez Wins Vuelta Fifth Stage, Chanvanel Keeps Lead

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Valdepenas de Jaen, Spain, Aug 24, 2011 (AFP) - Spanish cyclist Joaquim "Purito" Rodriguez won the mountainous fifth stage of the Tour of Spain on Wednesday after a 187-kilometre ride from Sierra Nevada to Valdepenas de Jaen. French rider Sylvain Chavanel of the Quickstep team retained the overall leader's red jersey. Katusha team leader Rodriguez powered to the line in the steep last … [Read more...]