By Antonio J. Salmerón
Caisse d'Epargne Joaquim Rodríguez will race the Poland tour September 9 to 15, but he's already looking ahead to the road worlds.
The Spanish champion said, "I had wished to race in the Vuelta, as well as in the Tour, but you can't always do what you want." Rodríguez said his assignment to races was not a "punishment," but rather a tactical decision.
Regarding his appearance in the Poland Tour, the known one-day racer said, "It is a bit strange for me. I have only seen that the last stage will finish in slight but very hard climb, and all my options are for that last day," however, he explained, "There are very long stages, and that will serve me to prepare the World Championships in Stuttgart."
The Caisse d'Epargne will be directed by Jose Luis Jaimerena, and will be formed by Iván Gutiérrez, Pablo Lastras, Alberto Losada, Aitor Perez, Mathieu Perget, Nicholas Portal, Joaquím Rodriguez and Jose Joaquin Rojas.