Winner of the WorldTour 2012 – With nine wins, 2 podium finishes at the Vuelta (2nd place) and the Giro (3rd place) as well as his victory at the Tour of Lombardy Joaqium “Purito” Rodríguez firmly established his 1st place in the UCI World Tour and went into the winter break with 692 points in total. This put him ahead of Bradley Wiggins and the top sprinter Tom Boonen. In the team competition 2012 the Katusha team finished in 2nd place overall.
Yesterday, after the first stage of the Tour of Catalonia in Calella, Katusha captain Purito received the coveted World Tour trophy for 2012 from UCI President Pat McQuaid. This was the second time Purito had received this award after his first success in 2010.
In yesterday’s stage of the Tour of Catalonia Purito finished in the top ten and has his eyes set firmly on victory in the general classification of this demanding stage race. In recognition of his World Tour victory and as motivation for the coming season, we have created a specially designed Aeroad CF. He will be riding this specially designed bike on today’s stage from Girona to Banyoles.
We congratulate Purito once again on his victory in the UCI World Tour 2012 and wish both him and his Katusha team every possible success for the current season.
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