|Full name Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil|
Rider type Sprinter
2007–2010 Caisse d'Epargne
Height 1.77 m
Current team Team Caisse d'Epargne
2006 Liberty Seguros-Wurth
Name Jose Rojas
Weight 69 kg
Siblings Mariano Rojas
|Born 8 June 1985 (age 30)
Cieza, Murcia, Spain (1985-06-08) |
2005 Liberty Seguros-Wurth (stagiaire)
Role Professional Road Racing Cyclist
Competitors Lance Armstrong, Alberto Contador, Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins, Fabian Cancellara
Similar People Allan Davis, Mariano Rojas, Thor Hushovd, Alberto Contador, Andy Schleck
Tour Of Qatar 2015 - Stage 1 Race Report
Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (born 8 June 1985) is a Spanish professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI ProTeam Movistar Team. Rojas turned professional in 2006 with Liberty Seguros-Wurth. 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.
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.
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. He was disqualified from the 2014 Tour de France for excessive sheltering behind his team car during the descent of the Tourmalet.
Grand Tour general classification results timeline:
WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP; DSQ = Disqualified