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  • June 14, 2019
    导出博客文章ANDORRA LA VELLA, Andorra -- Spanish cyclist Joaquim Rodriguez will retire at
    the end of this season, ending a 17-year career marked by podium finishes at all
    three Grand Tours.Rodriguez made the announcement on Monday during a rest day in
    the Tour de France at a news conference organized by his Katusha team.I still
    enjoy this sport so much, but I am 37 years old, Rodriguez said in Andorra,
    where he has been living and training for many years. One day, I will have to
    stop anyway, and I prefer to do this when I am still riding at a high
    level.Nicknamed Purito, which is Spanish for small cigar, Rodriguez was fifth
    overall after the first week of the Tour, just 37 seconds behind race leader
    Chris Froome.I will give my maximum like I did my whole career, Rodriguez said.
    I would be happy to finish my Tour career in top 10, but of course I still dream
    of another podium in Paris.His best results in the Grand Tours were second in
    the Giro dItalia (2012) and Spanish Vuelta (2015), and third in the Tour (2013)
    and Vuelta (2010, 12).He also won the Tour of Lombardy twice as well as the
    Fleche Wallonne classic, and ended the season at the top of the UCI rankings
    three times.Rodriguez is expected to enter the Rio de Janeiro Olympics road race
    next month.For the moment, I have no idea what will be my last race, he said. In
    theory, Rio and the Spanish Vuelta are still on my program.
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    in the modern NHL to score four goals in his first game.Its a lot of excitement
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    with an exuberant celebration.To finally be playing in front of these fans for
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