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Joaquim Rodriguez's Tour de France Canyon Aeroad CF SLX

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Joaquim Rodriguez's Canyon Aeroad CF SLX

Joaquim Rodriguez's Canyon Aeroad CF SLX (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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A closer look at the rear end

A closer look at the rear end (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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The Aeroad has a bladed seatpost to help cut through the air

The Aeroad has a bladed seatpost to help cut through the air (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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Wireless shifting on the derailleurs from SRAM

Wireless shifting on the derailleurs from SRAM (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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Zipp are the wheel of choice for Rodriguez

Zipp are the wheel of choice for Rodriguez (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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Selle Italia also provides the bar tape

Selle Italia also provides the bar tape (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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Rodriguez also has a custom Selle Italia saddle

Rodriguez also has a custom Selle Italia saddle (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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The Catalan has his nickname on the top tube

The Catalan has his nickname on the top tube (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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Wireless shifting contributes to a tidy looking cockpit

Wireless shifting contributes to a tidy looking cockpit (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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Bladed tubing and tight clearances improve the aerodynamics of the bike

Bladed tubing and tight clearances improve the aerodynamics of the bike (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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The Canyon is equipped with SRAM Red eTap and a Quarq powermeter

The Canyon is equipped with SRAM Red eTap and a Quarq powermeter (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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Purito's custom saddle

Purito's custom saddle (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

Earlier in the month, Joaquim Rodriguez announced his retirement from professional cycling at the end of the 2016 season. A professional since 2001, Purito leaves the sport as one of the most consistent and competitive cyclists in one-day Classics, week-long stage races as well as three-week Grand Tours. With an eye on both the Olympics and the Vuelta a España later in the year, we could yet see more victories from the Catalan. 

Rodriguez's Canyon features a one-off paint job, compared to the standard issue Canyons on the Katusha team. The predominantly silver frame also features a black and red finish as well as the rider's nickname; Purito (little cigar) on the top tube. Complementing the special paint job, Rodriguez also has a custom Selle Italia saddle featuring further artwork of his nickname.

The angular and bladed tubing of the Aeroad contribute to the Canyon's aerodynamics, clearances are also tight with a curved seat tube following the profile of the rear wheel.

SRAM Red eTap is the groupset of choice on Rodriguez's bike; the wireless and electronic groupset results in fewer cables on the bike and contributes to the Canyon's clean aesthetic.

Zipp wheels and Continental rubber complete the build, providing Rodriguez with his final season bike — and surely one to remember.

Click or swipe through the gallery above to take a closer look at the Canyon.