ALEJANDRO VALVERDE RUMORS

Valverde to lead Movistar in Tour de France

Spain's Movistar says Alejandro Valverde will be its lead rider in this year's Tour de France, while Colombian Nairo Quintana will be top rider for the Giro d'Italia. In a statement Tuesday the team says both riders will share leadership for the Spanish Vuelta. Team manager Eusebio Unzue said Nairo was still too young to tackle the Tour and the team thought it best...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Valverde ready to start anew after doping ban

Spanish cyclist Alejandro Valverde is looking forward to "starting a new era" with his team Movistar after completing a two-year doping ban.
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January 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Valverde starts 'new era' after 2-year doping ban

Spanish cyclist Alejandro Valverde says he is ''starting a new era'' with his new team Movistar after completing a two-year doping ban. Valverde said at his official presentation with Movistar on Wednesday that he ''trained hard and .... did things right'' during his time away from competition. The 31-year-old Valverde was stripped of his No. 1 world...
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January 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Valverde to ride in Tour Down Under

Spanish cyclist Alejandro Valverde will make his comeback from a two-year doping ban at this month's Tour Down Under, the opening event of cycling's 2012 ProTour. Valverde was stripped of his No. 1 world ranking and banned for two years from January 2010 after being implicated in Operation Puerto, a blood-doping ring involving more than 50 riders. While he never tested...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2012  |  Discuss

UCI bans Valverde from Movistar ceremony

Spanish cycling team Movistar says rider Alejandro Valverde, who is banned for doping, has been stopped by the sport's governing body from attending a ceremony presenting him as a new member. Movistar said Monday in a statement on its website that it is ''in strong disagreement'' with the UCI's decision but has canceled the presentation on Tuesday '&...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2011  |  Discuss
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