Rodriguez withdraws from Spanish Worlds team

Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) has withdrawn from the Spanish team for the world championships in Australia. He will be replaced in the line-up by Ruben Plaza (Caisse d'Epargne), who had previously been named to race the time trial event. Plaza's switch to the road team has seen his teammate Ivan Gutierrez earn a late call-up to ride the time trial and act as reserve for the road team.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.