Spaniard Joaquim Rodríguez finished fifth in Saturday's Olympic road race and then stepped away from the sport.
In a surprise announcement, Joaquim Rodriguez says Clásica San Sebastián was his final race in Spain — he will not race the Vuelta a
Joaquim Rodriguez rides aboard a stiff and aerodynamic Canyon Aeroad. The Spaniard will retire at the end of the season.
The 37-year-old Spaniard has finished on several grand tour podiums and recorded three monument victories.
A few riders could upset favorite Alejandro Valverde in Liège-Bastogne-Liège, but the weather could really throw a wrench into the mix.
Wednesday's Flèche Wallonne ends on the famed Mur de Huy, and the puncheurs of the peloton will be there fighting for a win.
Many of the peloton's top uphill specialists are headed to northern Spain to take on the Vuelta al País Vasco
Katusha's Joaquim Rodríguez withdraws from Volta ao Algarve on stage 2, suffering from an illness he's had since the race began.
Katusha hopes to ride its flashy new team kit to fresh horizons in 2016
Two-time Lombardia winner Joaquim Rodriguez injures himself while training and is forced to withdraw from season's final monument race.