José Joaquín Rojas

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Rojas and the second or maternal family name is Gil.
José Joaquín Rojas
José Joaquín Rojas TDF 2013 (Cropping).jpg
Rojas at the 2013 Tour de France.
Personal information
Full name José Joaquín Rojas Gil
Born (1985-06-08) 8 June 1985 (age 29)
Cieza, Murcia, Spain
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current team Movistar Team
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Amateur team(s)
2005 Liberty Seguros-Würth (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2006
2007–
Liberty Seguros-Würth
Caisse d'Epargne
Major wins
National Road Race Championships (2011)
Infobox last updated on
18 May 2014

José Joaquín Rojas Gil (born 8 June 1985) is a Spanish professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI ProTeam Movistar Team.[1] Rojas turned professional in 2006 with Liberty Seguros-Würth. His older brother Mariano, was a professional cyclist as well, riding for ONCE until 1996. He died in the same year as a result of a traffic accident.[2]

Rojas was selected to ride the 2012 Tour de France, but crashed out on Stage 3, with a fractured left collarbone, the second retirement of the 2012 Tour after Team Sky's Kanstantsin Sivtsov.[3][4]

Rojas was again selected to ride the 2013 Tour de France and finished 79th overall, one of the highest GC placings among the sprinters; he also finished in 7th place in the points classification with 156 points. His best result was a third place on the third stage – in which he contested the bunch sprint – which was one of seven top-ten finishes during the Tour.

Palmarès[edit]

2003
1st, MaillotEspaña.PNG Under-17 National Time Trial Championships
2006
1st, Jersey red.svg Mountains classification, Tirreno–Adriatico
2007
1st, Stage 1, Vuelta a Murcia
9th, Gent–Wevelgem
9th, Overall, Tour of Poland
1st, Jersey blue.svg Points classification
2008
1st, Trofeo Pollença
3rd, Overall, Tour Down Under
1st, Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
5th, Vattenfall Cyclassics
7th, Gent–Wevelgem
2009
1st, Stage 2, Tour de l'Ain
3rd, Overall, Tour Down Under
1st, Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
2010
2nd, Gran Premio dell'Insubria-Lugano
3rd, Overall, Four Days of Dunkirk
1st, Jersey red.svg Points classification
2011
1st, MaillotEspaña.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st, Stage 6, Volta a Catalunya
1st, Trofeo Deià
2nd, Clásica de Almería
3rd, Trofeo Magaluf-Palmanova
4th, Overall, Tour du Haut Var
5th, Vattenfall Cyclassics
7th, Overall, Tour du Poitou-Charentes
7th, GP Ouest-France
8th, Cancer Council Helpline Classic
10th, Trofeo Cala Millor
2012
1st, Stage 1, Tour of the Basque Country
2013
3rd, Trofeo Campos–Santanyí–Ses Salines
4th, Vattenfall Cyclassics
5th, Trofeo Platja de Muro
6th Overall, Vuelta a Castilla y León
6th, Trofeo Palma de Mallorca
8th, Cancer Council Helpline Classic
2014
Vuelta a Castilla y León
1st, Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st, Stage 1
4th Overall, Paris–Nice
5th, Vuelta a Murcia
6th, Clásica de Almería

Grand Tour general classification results timeline:

Grand Tour 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Pink jersey Giro WD
Yellow jersey Tour 84 68 80 WD 79
red jersey Vuelta WD

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Movistar Team (MOV) – ESP". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Jose Rocamora (22 June 1996). "Muere otra promesa del ciclismo español". El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Tour de France: Peter Sagan earns his second Tour stage win". BBC Sport (BBC). 3 July 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Tjallingii, Rojas out after crash-filled Tour de France stage". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 3 July 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Iván Gutiérrez
Spanish National Road Race Champion
2011
Succeeded by
Francisco Ventoso