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"For me it was a logical choice. We decided already a while ago to continue our relationship but in the end it always takes a while to finalize the contract. I am happy I could sign on this rest day."

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21.07.2015 @ 14:15 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Next season Joaquim Rodriguez will again be part of the WorldTour Team Katusha. The Spanish rider and the team reached and signed an agreement to continue working together for one extra season.

 

Joaquim Rodriguez (36) just obtained two prestigious stage wins in the Tour de France – on the Mur the Huy and on Plateau de Beille.Earlier this season he won the Tour of the Basque Country and finished third in Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

 

"How could I make the choice not to continue with my current team? Our climbers as well as our sprinters, we are all in the winning mood already a year-long. The atmosphere never has been better than this season. It was my dream to go on with Team Katusha, with my current teammates and current staff. For me it was a logical choice. We decided already a while ago to continue our relationship but in the end it always takes a while to finalize the contract. I am happy I could sign on this rest day. Worry-free I can now tackle the final week of the Tour de France," said Joaquim Rodriguez.

 

Joaquim Rodriguez is currently in his sixth season with Team Katusha. For the team he ended the season three times as the number one of the UCI ranking and finished on the Overall podium of Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España with a total of 13 Grand Tour stage wins.

 

"Despite his age Joaquim Rodriguez still delivers. We don’t see any regression in his results or attitude. On and off the bike Joaquim is a model of professionalism. It is the key of his successes. Joaquim is an example for his teammates. We are happy he continues with Team Kausha. Our future looks bright," said general manager Viacheslav Ekimov.

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