By Antonio J. Salmerón
Promising young Spanish sprinter, José Joaquin Rojas has re-signed with Spanish outfit Caisse d'Epargne for the next two seasons, which sees him racing in the red and black colors until the end of the 2010 season. The 22 year-old won the third stage of the Challenge de Mallorca, yesterday, his second win of the tour.
Joaquin Rojas first rode for the Spanish squad in 2007 after two years with the now disbanded Liberty-Würth squad.
"I fell very happy here [at Caisse d'Epargne]. I know all the people and they are also very satisfied with my work and with my good results. They treat me well, I can't ask for more. I already had a contract for this season, but I decided to sign for two more, that is, until 2010", Rojas told Cyclingnews.
Last year, Rojas was impressive in some of the most important races on the international calendar. Winning the first stage of the Vuelta a Murcia, where he also donned the yellow leader's jersey, which he held until the third stage. Rojas explains that he is aiming to well at the spring classics, such as Paris-Roubaix and the Tour de Flanders, after which he will refocus his aims at a possible berth in the team for the Tour de France or the Vuelta a Espana.
Next on the Spaniards agenda is the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana before heading to France for Paris-Nice. "I want to be strong for the Paris-Nice, but mainly for the April classics," he concluded.