Cycling: So far the 2014 season has been anything but good for Spanish professional cyclist Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha). After his serious fall at the Giro d'Italia, he could now get back into racing at the Tour de France.
However, a final decision has not yet been made in this regard. According to the team, Rodriguez has been training again since last week. “Should he drive the Tour”, said team manager Viatcheslav Ekimov to the online portal VeloNews, "then he will try to win a stage and prepare for the Vuelta."
Rodriguez himself says that his palmarès is only missing a win at the World Cup and a three-week tour. This year he was initially on the right track. At the Tour of Catalonia he dominated the competition. However, falls in the Amstel Gold Race and on stage XNUMX of the Giro have since set him back.
Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo), Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), Nairo Quintana (Movistar), Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp) and Chris Horner (Lampre-Merida) are likely to be among his closest competitors at the Vuelta, which begins on August 22nd.