CyclingQuotes.com uses cookies for statistics and targeting ads. This information is shared with third parties.
ACCEPT COOKIES » MORE INFO »

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

“I did not win but I feel very well. Already to Camino del Rey I was able to win. Now again. I just need to keep more calmness in decisive situations. It will come."

Photo: Sirotti

JOAQUIM RODRIGUEZ OLIVER

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

KATUSHA ALPECIN

TEAM PROFILE
|
NEWS

VUELTA A ESPAÑA

RACE PROFILE
|
NEWS
30.08.2015 @ 21:29 Posted by Andy Pedersen

Joaquim Rodriguez did what everybody expected from him – to make a move to the stage win on the mountaintop finish in Cumbre del Sol. The 9th stage of the Tour of Spain was a flat stage but the final, a 3 km typical very steep climb suited Rodriguez very well.

 

Rodriguez attacked with 300 meters to go but was overtaken by Chris Froome (Team Sky) and stage winner Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) who takes the red leader’s jersey from Johan Esteban Chaves (Orica-GreenEdge) who lost 59 seconds. Rodriguez is now second overall, 57 seconds behind Dumoulin.

 

“At the bottom of the climb, Movistar took the race in their hands. When the rhythm slowed down, Dumoulin made a smart move to attack, but I did not panic. He was still in range to be caught back. It was for all of us very hard. Not only because of the climb but also because of Dumoulin, what a surprise he is. Dumoulin surprised us all even more than Froome who played it very smart. I tried to counter Froome, but did not manage to come back – Dumoulin did - but I can be happy with my performance.

 

"It was a very fast climb from the start when Valverde attacked full gas. I tried as hard as I could and I didn't really expect to be so good. I was really surprised by Chris Froome, the way he rode today after not being so well the other day. But I was above all impressed by Tom Dumoulin. He was very, very impressive.

 

“I did not win but I feel very well. Already to Camino del Rey I was able to win. Now again. I just need to keep more calmness in decisive situations. It will come. In the end my goal here is to finish as high as possible in the GC. For the moment it looks good. Dumoulin the main rival? I don't think so. The coming week will tell us more. And don't forget Valverde. He lost time today but we need to see how he will recover from his crash,” said Joaquim Rodriguez.

 

Alejandro Valverde lost 20 seconds is now 5th overall at +1.09.

 

Stage 9 started in Torrevieja and ended atop Alto de Puig Llorença in Cumbre del Sol. After 168,3 km of racing. A big break of 14 riders went away very early, just after few kilometers. But, the peloton, led by Katusha and some other teams, controlled the situation. So, just on the bottom of the final climb the break was neutralized. Just after that moment GC contenders started to attack each other. Team Katusha’s leader Joaquim Rodriguez was always in the middle of action, answering attacks and attacking for himself. In the final Rodriguez attacked with 300 meters to go, it was a strong move, but later Froome and Dumoulin passed him.

 

“Dumoulin was the strongest guy. We have to accept that, but I can be happy and proud with what Team Katusha did today. The riders really did everything to bring Joaquim in perfect position to that last climb. The climb suited “Purito” very well. The good thing is that he is now second in GC, a perfect position to tackle the coming hard mountain stages,” said team director José Azevedo.

 

Tomorrow’s stage ten bring the riders from Valencia to Castellón, 146,6 km.

MORE NEWS:

VIEW SELECTED

The Best Danish Cyclist To Bet On At 2022 Tour De France 13.01.2022 @ 15:262022 Upcoming Tournament Overview 03.01.2022 @ 09:45Best Place to Find Stand-Up Paddleboards 16.06.2021 @ 08:16What are Primoz Roglic’s Chances to Win 2021 Tour de Fr... 17.03.2021 @ 08:37Amazing victory by young champion Sarah Gigante 04.02.2021 @ 14:21Three reasons why cycling is one of the best ways to ex... 28.09.2020 @ 12:03Why do businesses use meeting room managers? 14.09.2020 @ 13:42Five things that you can do, if you want to gain more f... 20.08.2020 @ 15:38One for the road 09.06.2020 @ 15:25List of CyclingQuotes previews 07.05.2020 @ 13:20Blue Energy: room for all interests 26.08.2019 @ 12:56Get your daily dose of exercise at home 08.07.2019 @ 10:443 good advice to be able to afford your favorite bike 25.02.2019 @ 12:32Cycle through gorgeous landscapes 22.10.2018 @ 21:41Balance Your Economy and Diet and Start Saving Money 08.10.2018 @ 11:18Stay Safe: 3 Helmets That Can Keep Your Head Protected... 20.07.2018 @ 07:59Planning to bet on Tour De France - Bet types and strat... 24.05.2018 @ 14:18Basics of cycling betting 25.10.2017 @ 13:10Bauer moves to ORICA-SCOTT 28.08.2017 @ 10:45End of the road for CyclingQuotes 08.01.2017 @ 16:00Rui Costa confirms Giro participation 07.01.2017 @ 12:55Van Avermaet: I am not afraid of Sagan 07.01.2017 @ 09:45Unchanged course for E3 Harelbeke 07.01.2017 @ 09:32Jenner takes surprise win at Australian U23 Championships 07.01.2017 @ 08:53No replacement for Meersman at Fortuneo-Vital Concept 06.01.2017 @ 19:14Barguil with two goals in 2017 06.01.2017 @ 19:06More details about French Vuelta start emerges 06.01.2017 @ 14:16Kristoff to start season at Etoile de Besseges 06.01.2017 @ 14:10Ion Izagirre announces schedule for first year at Bahrain 06.01.2017 @ 12:40JLT Condor optimistic for Herald Sun Tour 06.01.2017 @ 09:19Haas leads Dimension Data trio in fight for Australian... 06.01.2017 @ 09:15Sagan spearheads Bora-hansgrohe at Tour Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:12Henao and Thomas lead Sky Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:09Bauer crowned New Zealand TT champion 06.01.2017 @ 08:33Van der Poel ready to defend Dutch title 05.01.2017 @ 21:00Pantano ambitious for first Tour with Trek 05.01.2017 @ 20:41Landa with new approach to the Giro 05.01.2017 @ 20:36Sunweb Development Team sign Goos and Zepuntke 05.01.2017 @ 20:27Dumoulin confirms Giro participation 05.01.2017 @ 20:19Bauer targets victories in Quick-Step debut 05.01.2017 @ 20:16Gaviria and Boonen lead Quick-Step in San Juan 05.01.2017 @ 20:13Team Sunweb presented in Germany 05.01.2017 @ 20:09ASO take over major German WorldTour race 05.01.2017 @ 11:01Team Sunweb unveil new jersey 05.01.2017 @ 10:54Reactions from the Australian TT Championships 05.01.2017 @ 08:27Dennis defends Australian TT title 05.01.2017 @ 08:21Scotson takes back to back U23 TT titles in Australia 05.01.2017 @ 08:15Utrecht on track to host 2020 Vuelta 04.01.2017 @ 18:28Pre-season setback for Talansky 04.01.2017 @ 17:56Kristoff: It's not impossible for me to win in Rou... 04.01.2017 @ 17:49Boom close to first cyclo-cross win in LottoNL debut 04.01.2017 @ 17:40UAE Abu Dhabi make late signing of Arab rider 04.01.2017 @ 17:36UAE Abu Dhabi unveil new jersey 04.01.2017 @ 17:30BMC unveil race schedule 04.01.2017 @ 17:21Androni sign Costa Rican super talent 04.01.2017 @ 17:13

Currently no news in this list

Zhen TIAN
25 years | today
Emile DEMAZY
45 years | today
Marco GHISELLI
40 years | today
Simon FINUCANE
31 years | today
Martijn COX
35 years | today

© CyclingQuotes.com