Joaquim Rodríguez Oliver
- 2016 - Team Katusha
- 2015 - Team Katusha
- 2014 - Team Katusha
- 2013 - Team Katusha
- 2012 - Katusha Team
- 2011 - Katusha Team
- 2010 - Team Katusha
- 2009 - Caisse d'Epargne
- 2008 - Caisse d'Epargne
- 2007 - Caisse d'Epargne
- 2006 - Caisse d'Epargne - Illes Balears
- 2005 - Saunier Duval - Prodir
- 2004 - Saunier Duval - Prodir
- 2003 - O.N.C.E. - Eroski
- 2002 - O.N.C.E. - Eroski
The rider known as ‘Purito’ might not be the most obvious choice as winner of the 2010 World Ranking, but his consistent top ten placings gave him the prize. His biggest wins were the Volta a Catalunya, a stage in the Tour de France, where he finished 8th overall and one in the Vuelta a España, where he finished fourth, and could have been higher. He had been leading the race until the final Time Trial, where he finished 4:18 down on eventual winner Vincenzo Nibali – and if he has any GC ambitions for 2011, he will have been focussing his efforts on improving time trial skills in the off-season.
He’s already said that although Katusha think he could win the Giro d’Italia in 2011, he’d prefer to focus on the Ardennes Classics – and despite the fact he came second in La Flèche Wallonne in 2010, he says his heart lies with Liège–Bastogne–Liège. What he’ll end up riding will ultimately be up to his team, but look for the diminutive climber in the mountains, the tough Classics, and all the Spanish stage races.
Annemiek van Vleuten blog: The ListWorld champion was second only to Bernal on the list of most kilometres ridden in January
Chad Haga blog: FatherhoodSunweb rider recounts becoming a dad during the off-season
Megan Jastrab blog: The Balancing ActJunior world champion on juggling racing and college life
Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio blog: Lucky turn'I’m hoping the Worlds TT will be the moment this season where I don’t have bad luck'
Annemiek van Vleuten blog: World ChampionshipsDutch woman aiming to repeat rainbow jersey performance in Yorkshire