Rein Taaramäe Q&A: 'I can be a really good captain for Joaquim Rodriguez'

Rein Taaramäe joined his new teammates at the Katusha team camp held in Calpe, Spain, last week where he was introduced to the team's primary overall contender Joaquim Rodriguez, who he acknowledged as his "idol". Although Taaramäe will co-lead the team at the Giro d’Italia with Ilnur Zakarin next year, he hopes to one-day fill the role of captain for Rodriguez at a Grand Tour.

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Kirsten Frattini
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Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.