Rodríguez sees Montelupone as sign for Ardennes week

By Gregor Brown in Castelfidardo

Joaquím Rodríguez's dominance on Tirreno-Adriatico's Montelupone came as a good omen for the upcoming Ardennes week of Amstel Gold, Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, where the 28 year-old will work as co-captain with Caisse d'Epargne's Alejandro Valverde. The Spanish Champion likened the climb, which touched gradients of 20 percent, to the finale of Flèche Wallonne.

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