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Gloria Rodríguez

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Place: Torre Pacheco, Murcia
Birth: 06/03/1992
Country: ESP
Height: 176 Cm
Weight: 57 Kg
Pro debut: 2012
Years in team: 1
Career path:

2018: Movistar Team
2016-2017: Lointek
2015: BZK Pro Basic
2012-2013: Bizkaia-Durango

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Gloria Rodríguez

‘GLORIA’ DEPENDS ON HER. Absolutely no pun intended. She was actually the one who got Eider Merino into an impressively favourable position to win the Spanish Road Race Championships with a magnificent breakaway towards Culla (Castellón), where the first national jersey for the women’s Movistar Team was sealed. Actually, Eider confessed she rewarded Gloria with the jersey she won there as a consolation for her commitment. Rodríguez also remembers well how proud she was when pushing at the front of the bunch when Aude Biannic took the lead in the Lotto Belgium Tour GC with her prologue win. Even if the Frenchwoman missed the overall success by a few seconds, Gloria’s efforts and talent are not overshadowed by any means: she’s the perfect expression of what means to sacrifice yourself for a team-mate.

THE ‘LAST ONE’. It wasn’t until two days before the start of the traditional pre-season meeting for both Movistar teams in the Castillo de Gorráiz, near Pamplona in northern Spain, when Rodríguez received the official confirmation of a lifetime’s sporting news for her. “I just couldn’t believe it at the time,” she remembers, still with a huge smile. Gloria even had to ask for permission at her workplace (a sportswear shop) to attend that meeting before entirely focusing in her pro career as tenth, final member of the telephone squad.

KEEP ROLLIN’. Between the road and the track, this hugely talented rider has built a successful career from youth stage and all the way up to the pros, including podiums at track World Championships as a junior. A specially remarkable series of performances came in 2016: she took silver in the Spanish TT champs in Alicante in June, later adding a fantastic rojigualda jersey as national champion in October at the Individual Pursuit event held in the Palma arena – where she even lapped her rival for gold. Rodríguez briefly got back to the banking for a second gold in the Individual Pursuit at Valencia’s Luis Puig Velodrome, just a week after the end of her 2018 road season.

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Palmares

7 Victories as professional

1st Women's Vuelta a Murcia 2018
1st Trofeo Roldán (Spanish Racing Series) 2018
1st Murcia Regional ITT Championships 2017
1st Larrabasterra (Torneo Euskaldun) 2017
1st Trofeo Roldán (Spanish Racing Series) 2016
1st Gipuzkoako Emakumeen Itzulia 2015
1st (1st stage) Gipuzkoako Emakumeen Itzulia 2015

Other results

1st Spanish Individual Pursuit Championship 2016
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Results
2019

11 Days of Racing
561.2 Km covered

19th GP Ciudad de Eibar
25th Vuelta CV Féminas
66th Le Samyn
76th Driedaagse Brugge - De Panne
98th Ronde van Vlaanderen
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