José Joaquín Rojas

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José Joaquín Rojas
File: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 36)
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 Liberty Seguros–Würth
2007–2010 Caisse d'Epargne
2011– Movistar Team
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. He was disqualified from the 2014 Tour de France for excessive sheltering behind his team car during the descent of the Tourmalet.[5]


1st, MaillotEspaña.PNG Under-17 National Time Trial Championships
1st, Jersey red.svg Mountains classification, Tirreno–Adriatico
1st, Stage 1, Vuelta a Murcia
9th, Gent–Wevelgem
9th, Overall, Tour of Poland
1st, Jersey blue.svg Points classification
1st, Trofeo Pollença
3rd, Overall, Tour Down Under
1st, Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
5th, Vattenfall Cyclassics
7th, Gent–Wevelgem
1st, Stage 2, Tour de l'Ain
3rd, Overall, Tour Down Under
1st, Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
2nd, Gran Premio dell'Insubria-Lugano
3rd, Overall, Four Days of Dunkirk
1st, Jersey red.svg Points classification
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
1st, Stage 1, Tour of the Basque Country
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
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
1st, Stage 1, Tour of Qatar
3rd, Trofeo Santanyi-SesSalines-Campos
4th, Circuito de Getxo
4th, Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
5th Gran Piemonte
1st team classification Team classification Vuelta a España

Grand Tour general classification results timeline:

Grand Tour 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Pink jersey Giro WD
Yellow jersey Tour 84 68 80 WD 79 DSQ
red jersey Vuelta WD

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP; DSQ = Disqualified


  1. "Movistar Team (MOV) – ESP". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 7 January 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Jose Rocamora (22 June 1996). "Muere otra promesa del ciclismo español". El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 17 April 2012.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Tour de France: Peter Sagan earns his second Tour stage win". BBC Sport. BBC. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Tjallingii, Rojas out after crash-filled Tour de France stage". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Rojas objects to "unjust" expulsion from Tour de France". Future plc. 25 July 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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