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Joaquim Rodriguez seals second triumph in Catalunya

BARCELONA, March 30 (Reuters) – Joaquim Rodriguez won the Tour of Catalunya for a second time on Sunday when the Team Katusha rider defended his slender overnight lead to pip fellow Spaniard Alberto Contador of Tinkoff-Saxo into second. Champion in 2010, home favourite Rodriguez had a four-second lead going into the last and shortest of […]

Universal Sports Reviews: Rodriguez’s Sprint

Steve Schlanger and Todd Gogulski wonder if Joaquim Rodriguez (ESP) sprinted to the wrong line and because of it lost the championship.

2013 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 19: Rodriguez wins

In the last kilometer, Joaquin Rodriguez of Katusha attacked for the win, moving himself into 4th place in the GC. Meanwhile, Chris Horner of Radioshack claimed the GC lead over Nibali Vincenzo of Astana by 3 seconds.

2013 USA Pro Championships: Chattanooga: Freddie Rodriguez gets historic win

Freddie Rodriguez (Jelly Belly) won his 4th USA Pro Championship title making him the all-time leader in the event. Rodriguez stayed quiet during most of the race but was able to pull off a sprint finish win. Rodriguez’s final time was 4:06:56.

2013 FIS Snowboard Halfpipe World Cup: Final: Rodriguez and Korpi win

Sophie Rodriguez (FRA) and Janne Korpi
(FIN) nail the winning runs in their first runs with a 82.50 and 91.00. Rodriguez was 3rd in the year and Korpi was 6th.

2013 FIS Snowboarding Halfpipe Championship: Rodriguez 3rd

Sophie Rodriguez (FRA) takes 3rd, scoring 72.50 on her first Halfpipe run, out of first by 6.5.

Rodriguez claims first Spanish win in Lombardy

BMC Racing Team rider and world champion Philippe Gilbert of Belgium waves at the start of the 251km (155,96 miles) Tour of Lombardy (Giro di Lombardia) from Bergamo to Lecco, September 29, 2012. Gilbert crashed out and was unable to finish the race. (REUTERS/Stringer) Sept 29 (Reuters) – Joaquim Rodriguez became the first Spaniard to […]

Rodriguez takes big step towards final victory in Vuelta

Omega Pharma-Quickstep rider Dario Cataldo of Italy cycles during the 16th stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race between Gijon and Valgrande-Pajares Cuitunigru, September 3, 2012. (REUTERS/Joseba Etxaburu) By Alasdair Fotheringham CUITU NEGRU, Spain, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Spain’s Joaquim Rodriguez edged closer to the Tour of Spain title after finishing third […]

2012 Vuelta a Espana Stage 16: Rodriguez gets 3rd

GC leader Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) passed Alberto Contador (Saxo) in the last few meters of the race to earn a 4-second time bonus.

Contador fails to dent Rodriguez’s lead

Caja Rural rider Antonio Piedra of Spain (L) cycles during the 15th stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race between La Robla and Lagos de Covadonga, September 2, 2012. (REUTERS/Miguel Vidal) By Alasdair Fotheringham LAGOS DE COVADONGA, Spain, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Five blistering attacks by Spain’s Alberto Contador on the emblematic […]

Rodriguez strengthens lead with third stage win

Katusha Team rider and leader of the race Joaquim “Purito” Rodriguez of Spain crosses the finish line to win the 14th stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race between Palas de Rei and Puerto de Ancares, September 1, 2012. (REUTERS/Miguel Vidal) By Alasdair Fotheringham ANCARES, Spain, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Joaquim Rodriguez […]

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 14: Rodriguez vs Contador

Once again, it came down to a battle between Alberto Contador (Saxo) and Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha), who had the legs to increase his race lead to 22 seconds.

Rodriguez increases lead on Vuelta’s fifth summit finish

Katusha Team rider and leader of the race Joaquim “Purito” Rodriguez of Spain (R) and Team Saxo Bank rider Alberto Contador of Spain cycle during the 12th stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race between Vilagarcia de Arousa and Mirador de Ezaro, August 30, 2012. (REUTERS/Miguel Vidal) By Alasdair Fotheringham MIRADOR DE […]

2012 Vuelta a Espana Stage 12: Rodriguez beats Contador

After the crash, Alberto Contador (Saxo) and Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) fought for the stage win, as Rodriguez took it with time bonuses to lead the GC by 13 seconds.

Gap closes but Rodriguez holds Vuelta lead

Astana Pro Team rider Fredrik Kessiakoff of Sweden cycles during 11th stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race, a 39.4-km individual time trial between Cambados and Pontevedra, August 29, 2012. (REUTERS/Miguel Vidal) By Alasdair Fotheringham PONTEVEDRA, Spain, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Race leader Joaquim Rodriguez had compatriot Alberto Contador breathing down his […]

2012 Vuelta a Espana Stage 11: Rodriguez holds GC lead

By one second, after the time trial, Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) maintains his General Classification lead, finishing 7th on the day.

Rodriguez Vuelta lead extends in Barcelona

BMC Racing Team’s Philippe Gilbert (L) of Belgium wins the ninth stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race between Andorra and Barcelona, ahead of Katusha Team’s Joaquin “Purito” Rodriguez of Spain, August 26, 2012. (REUTERS/Felix Ordonez) By Alasdair Fotheringham BARCELONA, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Joaquim Rodriguez extended his overall lead in the […]

Rodriguez stretches Vuelta lead, Valverde wins stage

Movistar Team’s Alejandro Valverde of Spain (L) wins the eighth stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race between Lleida and Andorra, ahead of Team Saxo Bank’s Alberto Contador (C) of Spain and Katusha Team’s Joaquin “Purito” Rodriguez of Spain, August 25, 2012. (REUTERS/Felix Ordonez) By Alasdair Fotheringham Collada de la Gallina, ANDORRA, […]

Race leader Rodriguez wins Vuelta sixth stage

Katusha Team rider Joaquim “Purito” Rodriguez of Spain crosses the finish line to win the sixth stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race between Tarazona and Jaca, August 23, 2012. (REUTERS/Felix Ordonez) By Alasdair Fotheringham JACA-FUERTE DE RAPITAN, Spain, Aug 23(Reuters) – Spain’s Joaquim Rodriguez strengthened his hold on overall race lead […]

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 6: Win for Joaquin Rodriguez

After the break away crumbled right before the final climb, Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) passed Chris Froome (Sky) to take the stage win and increase his GC lead.

Clarke wins Vuelta stage, Rodríguez is new leader

Orica-GreenEdge Simon Clarke of Australia wins the fourth stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race between Barakaldo and Estacion de Valdezcaray August 21, 2012. (REUTERS/Felix Ordonez) VALDEZCARAY, Spain, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Australian Simon Clarke won stage four of the Tour of Spain on Tuesday while home rider Joaquim Rodriguez took over […]

Rodriguez clings on to Giro lead as Hesjedal looms

Katusha Team’s Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver of Spain, wearing the leader’s pink jersey, signs the board of presence before the start of the 198km (123 miles) 19th stage of the Giro d’Italia, from Treviso to Alpe di Pampeago, May 25, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) By Alasdair Fotheringham ALPE DI PAMPEAGO, Italy, May 25 (Reuters) – Former mountain […]

Giro leader Rodriguez takes key mountain stage

Katusha Team’s Joaquim Rodriguez of Spain, wearing the leader pink jersey, celebrates as he crosses the finish line ahead of Liquigas-Cannondale’s Ivan Basso of Italy (C) and Garmin-Barracuda’s Ryder Hesjedal of Canada, to win the 186-km 17th stage of the Giro d’Italia from Falzes to Cortina D’Ampezzo, May 23, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) By Alasdair Fotheringham […]

Rodriguez roars to stage win and overall lead

Katusha Team rider Joaquim Rodriguez of Spain is embraced by his teammate and compatriot Alberto Losada after winning the186-km 10th stage of the Giro d’Italia from Civitavecchia to Assisi, May 15, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) By Alasdair Fotheringham ASSISI, Italy, May 15 (Reuters) – Spanish overall contender Joaquim Rodriguez used his trademark uphill surge to blast […]

Joaquim Rodriguez takes 2nd in Basque Tour

Tour of the Basque Country: While the time trial still isn’t his friend, Rodriguez vastly improved over his 2011 performance, finishing second overall.

Joaquin Rodriguez wins stage 5 of Basque

Team Katusha rider Joaquim Rodriguez of Spain crosses the finish line ahead of Team Euskaltel’s Samuel Sanchez of Spain on the fifth day of the Vuelta Al Pais Vasco (Tour Of The Basque Country) cycling race in Onati.

Joaquin Rodriguez wins stage 4 of Basque

After the fluid break away finally faded, Rodriguez beats Sammy Sanchez for the stage win and the GC lead as well, by 9 seconds.

Kittel wins first stage as Cavendish crashes

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JACKY NAEGELEN (Reuters) – German Marcel Kittel powered to victory in the opening stage of the Tour de France on Saturday while Britain’s Mark Cavendish crashed heavily in the final straight. Kittel, who also won the first stage last year, took the overall leader’s yellow jersey after easily outsprinting Slovakian Peter Sagan and Lithuanian Ramunas Navardauskas. […]

Eugene Will Host 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships

Fans in Eugene are excited about the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships (Twitter: @Oregon14WJC) The gun goes on the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships at the historic Hayward Field stadium in Eugene, USA, in exactly one month’s time and some of the top teenage athletics talents in the world have already been showing their form this summer. […]

Interview: Sal Masekela on the Mavericks Invitational

By Seth Rubinroit The Mavericks Invitational is the world’s premier, high adrenaline big wave surfing contest. Two dozen of the world’s bravest and best surfers gather annually at the legendary Mavericks surf break just 20 minutes south of San Francisco and compete in waves reaching more than 30 feet, in what many consider the toughest big wave conditions in […]

Refuel with Chocolate Milk: Behind the Science

Chocolate Milk has what it takes to help athletes refuel and recover. It has 9 essential nutrients that an athlete needs, including some not typically found in recovery drinks. CHOCOLATE MILK’S LIQUID ASSETS: • A natural source of high-quality protein to build lean muscle. • The right carb-to-protein ratio scientifically shown to refuel and rebuild […]

2014 Volta a Catalunya: Stage 7

Lieuwe Westra (AST) wins stage 7 with a 1:22 minute lead over Marcus Burghardt (BMC) with a stage time of 2:36:14. Joaquim Rodriguez (KAT) holds the GC lead with a sprint finish to win the Volta a Catalunya with a total time of 29:41:34.

2014 Volta a Catalunya, Stage 7 GC Battle

Contador (TCS) and Van Garderen (BMC) put up a good fight with attacks in the final leg of the stage, making Joaquim Rodriguez (KAT) work for his 2nd 1st overall finish in the Volta a Catalunya.

2014 Volta a Catalunya: Stage 6

King of the Mountains leader, Stef Clement (BEL) wins Stage 6 of the race with a time of 3:58:44. Joaquim Rodriguez (KAT) continues his 4 sec lead over Contador (TCS) in General Classification.

2014 Volta a Catalunya: Stage 5

After winning the first 2 stages, Luka Mezgec (GIA) takes his 3rd Stage-Win in Stage 5 with a time of 5:16:00. Joaquim Rodriguez (KAT) manages to maintain his GC Lead over Contador (TCS) with 4 seconds with a total time of 23:03:34.

2014 Volta a Catalunya: Stage 4

The American, Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) wins Day 4’s Stage coming in at 4:49:30 and also ranking 3rd in General Classification. Joaquin Rodriguez (KAT) still maintains the General Classification Lead with 4 seconds with a total time of 17:47:34.

2014 Volta a Catalunya: Stage 3

Joaquin Rodriguez (KAT) is able to overtake the peloton and sprint uphill to win the day’s stage, as well as pull ahead as the General Classification Leader with a 5 second lead.

Volta a Catalunya Starts Monday

Daniel Martin (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours) The 94th edition of the Volta a Catalunya road cycling race begins Monday in Spain. Watch all seven stages March 24-30 at 6 PM ET on Universal Sports. Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp) returns to defend his 2013 Volta a Catalunya victory. He is scheduled to compete against a tough field including […]

2013 UCI Championship: Elite Men: Rui Costa wins

Sloppy conditions cause crashes which force many of the favorites to leave the race, then in the final kilometer Rui Costa beats out Joaquim Rodriguez for the title, but it seems Rodriguez sprinted to the wrong line.

Dani Moreno Wins Stage 4; Vincenzo Nibali Regains Overall Lead

By Alasdair Fotheringham FISTERRA, Spain | Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:57pm EDT (Reuters) – Italian Vincenzo Nibali had completed the fourth stage of the Tour of Spain on Tuesday and pedaled four kms back to his Astana team bus for a shower before he learned he had moved into the race lead. A late split […]

USN Presents “Bikenado” along with the 2013 Vuelta a España

  Universal Sports Network Presents 84 Hours of LIVE Multiplatform Coverage of 2013 Vuelta a España from August 24 to September 15  Coming in September is “Bikenado” –  A Month of Cycling Events From Around the Globe Los Angeles (August 21, 2013) – Universal Sports Network will air 84 hours of exclusive LIVE multiplatform coverage […]

Chris Froome Wins 2013 Tour de France

By Julien Pretot PARIS | Sun Jul 21, 2013 (Reuters) – Chris Froome won the 100th edition of the Tour de France on Sunday to become the second British champion in successive years. Froome was untroubled on the 21st and final stage of the three-week race, a 133.5-km ride from Versailles to Paris and an […]

Nario Quintana Wins Stage 20; Froome Set To Ride Into Paris The Winner

By Julien Pretot SEMNOZ, France (Reuters) – As he was fighting gravity in the final climb of the Tour de France, Chris Froome lost focus and that was the moment the Briton realised he had his maiden grand Tour title virtually sewn up. Colombia’s Nairo Quintana was about to ride away to victory in the […]

Rui Costa Wins; Chris Froome Closes In On Overall Title

By Julien Pretot LE GRAND BORNAND, France (Reuters) – Chris Froome had his maiden Tour de France title within reach on Friday after the Briton survived the 204.5-km 19th stage and Alberto Contador’s camp conceded defeat. Team Sky rider Froome leads Spaniard Contador by five minutes 11 seconds with two stages left, one being Sunday’s […]

Froome Wins Time Trial And Inches Closer To The Overall Title

CHORGES, France (Reuters) – Overall race leader Chris Froome produced a late burst of speed to win Wednesday’s individual time trial, securing his third victory of this year’s Tour de France. Froome had been trailing rival Alberto Contador by 11 seconds at 20 km of the 32-km course which included two climbs, but, with his […]

Contador Promises An Exciting 2013 Tour de France

By Julien Pretot PORTO VECCHIO, France | Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:09pm BST (Reuters) – Alberto Contador has promised a more exciting Tour de France this year after Bradley Wiggins’s Team Sky dominated all the way to the Champs-Elysees in the 2012 edition. Double champion Contador of Spain, back in the race after a one-year […]

Wiggins Drops Out Of Giro

(Reuters) – A sick Bradley Wiggins withdrew from the Giro d’Italia on Friday to ensure he would be back to full strength for the Tour de France which starts on June 29. Pre-race favourite Wiggins and defending champion Ryder Hesjedal of Canada both pulled out of the Giro prior to the 13th stage citing illness. Wiggins, who […]

Prince Harry, Missy Franklin Open Warrior Games in Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The 2013 Warrior Games presented by Deloitte officially opened today at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., highlighted by a march of the 260 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans who will compete in the fourth annual competition. With Prince Harry and 1,200 others in attendance, […]

Ireland’s Martin takes “most special victory” at Catalunya

BARCELONA, March 24 (Reuters) – After two runners-up spots and a fourth place, Ireland’s Daniel Martin finally netted the overall classification of the Tour of Catalunya, Spain’s second biggest bike race. The 26-year-old Garmin-Sharp rider finished safely in 42nd spot in the main pack on Sunday after a fast seventh stage featuring eight hilly circuits […]

2013 Volta a Catalunya: Stage 4: Martin wins

On a mountain that was too steep to be rated, Daniel Martin (GARMIN) attacked on the final climb, took the stage win and the GC lead by 10 seconds over Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha).

Good omen in Oman for Froome

By Gilles Le Roc’h MUSCAT, Feb 16 (Reuters) – Britain’s Chris Froome laid down an early marker for the season as he beat all the major Tour de France contenders to win the Tour of Oman in style on Saturday. Team Sky’s Froome, second overall in last year’s Tour behind team mate and compatriot Bradley […]

Bobrova, Soloviev (RUS) dance to gold

Gold medallists Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev of Russia pose during the award ceremony for the ice dance competition at the European Figure Skating Championships in Zagreb, January 25, 2013. (REUTERS/Antonio Bronic) The 2013 ISU European Figure Skating Championships continued in Zagreb, Croatia on Friday with the Ladies Short Program and the Free Dance. Adelina […]

Contador ready for ‘war’ as Vuelta unveils punishing route

Spanish cyclists Alberto Contador, left, the winner of the 2012 “Vuelta a Espana,” Alejandro Valverde, centre right, and Joaquim “Purito” Rodríguez,right, seen after the unveiling of the 2013 cycling classic La Vuelta route in Vigo, Spain, Saturday Jan. 12, 2013. The event will start on Aug. 24 in Vilanova de Arousa, Pontevedra, and will finish […]

Yearender: Armstrong case sends shockwaves, Britain rules

By Julien Pretot PARIS, Dec 28 (Reuters) – The Lance Armstrong scandal left a huge gap in cycling’s record books and further tainted the sport in a year when Britain experienced Olympic bliss in the wake of Bradley Wiggins’ Tour de France title. Armstrong was banned for life and stripped of his record seven Tour […]

Contador’s team get World Tour status, Katusha rejected

LONDON, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Twice Tour de France champion Alberto Contador’s Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank team were granted an automatic spot for the top cycling races of 2013, at the expense of world number one Joaquim Rodriguez’s Katusha team on Monday. “The request from the team Katusha for registration in the first division has been […]


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