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Dourogranfondo

9 MAY 2021
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Joaquim "Purito" Rodríguez number 1 of Love Tiles Douro Granfondo 2020

Bikeservice continues to make history in Portuguese cycling, this time bringing Spaniard Joaquim Rodríguez to Love Tiles Douro Granfondo 2021, of which he will be a special and dorsal number 1 guest.

Known as "Purito", the 40-year-old Spaniard was one of the best climbers of his generation, having made it to the final podium of the three great laps (third in the Tour, second in the Giro and second and third in the Vuelta), something that only 18 runners achieved, still having 14 stage victories among the three.

 He ended his career in 2016, with other important triumphs, cases of classics such as the Volta à Lombardia and Flèche Wallonne or the Volta a Catalunya and the Basque Country. He won the UCI classification by three times and went two times to the World Championships podium, one of them in 2013, just behind Rui Costa.

 Joaquim "Purito" Rodríguez thus succeeds to great champions who have already honored us with their presence at Love Tiles Douro Granfondo, such as Alberto Contador, Francesco Moser or Oscar Freire.