Rodríguez to focus on Giro, Olympics

By Antonio J. Salmerón

Spanish national champion Joaquim 'Purito' Rodríguez has already laid out his 2008 plans. In a press release, the Caisse d'Epargne rider announced he will focus on the Giro d'Italia, ProTour classics and the Olympic Games in Beijing. The winner of this year's Clásica de Ordizia and Klásika Primavera began the season with a strong 10th place overall in Paris-Nice, but did not ride any of the Grand Tours.

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