Joaquín Rojas fights tooth and nail in Dunkerque

Spain's José Joaquín Rojas will head to the 4 Jours de Dunkerque – running today through May 11 – as Caisse d'Epargne's sprinting ace. Rojas is aiming to add win number two to his results tally for 2008, following his victory in Trofeo Pollença earlier this year.

"I am going to fight for a stage, because the taste left in my mouth from my victory in Mallorca is not enough," confirmed the 22 year-old.

The six-stage race is centred on the French costal city of Dunkerque.

"I don't know this race, but I have been told by the team that it is adapted to my abilities; it is not too hard and most days end in a sprint or in small groups," he said.

In addition to his early-season win, Rojas finished seventh in the Classic Gent-Wevelgem last month. The Belgian race proved that he can handle the hard racing conditions that are found just over the border in France.

"If this race was a month ago I would already be rubbing my hands," added Rojas, who started his professional career in 2006 with Astana. "However, I don't know if I have recovered well from the Classics... I will go day-by-day, and adapt to the race. Certainly, I will fight tooth and nail to take my second victory of the year."

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