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Vuelta a Espana: Show of strength from Movistar nets lead with Fernandez

A show of strength from the Movistar Team on the Vuelta a Espana's first summit finish has proved a resounding success, enabling the Spanish team both to net the overall lead and simultaneously boost their chances overall. Ruben Fernandez bolted away - or at least as much as you can do that on a climb as fearsomely steep as Ezaro - with a late attack that netted the him the overall...
Via Cycling News
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Valverde plays down overall chances at Vuelta a Espana

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) has played down the chances of a strong GC performance in the Vuelta a España despite claims from Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) that Valverde is on a level pegging with the main overall favourites. Contador has argued during the build-up to the Vuelta that the race route – with ten summit finishes but few full-on mountain stages, and bonus seconds throughout...
Via Cycling News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Contador points to Valverde as key favourite for Vuelta

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) has insisted that although the spotlight at the start of the Vuelta 2016 is very much on himself, Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and Chris Froome (Team Sky); in his opinion Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) is as much as a key overall favourite for the final grand tour of the season. So far, Valverde, having raced and completed the Giro d’Italia and the Tour...
Via Cycling News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Valverde keen to add Olympic gold to his palmares

Alejandro Valverde (Spain) has almost become the master of medalling in major competitions with six alone at the World Championships. Despite his prolific number of trips to the podium, he has not yet laid claim to an Olympic Games medal in three previous participations. The 36-year-old is hoping to change that statistic in Saturday’s road race, but it is not just any medal that...
Via Cycling News
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Alejandro Valverde agrees to 3-year deal to stay with Movistar team

  Alejandro Valverde has agreed to a new contract with Movistar that will keep the Spanish rider on the team for the next three years. The 34-year-old Valverde has raced for Movistar during nine of his 12 years as a professional. This season, Valverde finished the Tour de France in fourth place and the Spanish Vuelta in third. Valverde won the Vuelta in 2009. He says, ''I wanted...
Via Associated Press
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Valverde signs new 3-year contract with Movistar

MADRID (AP) Alejandro Valverde has agreed to a new contract with Movistar that will keep the Spanish rider on the team for the next three years. The 34-year-old Valverde has raced for Movistar during nine of his 12 years as a professional. This season, Valverde finished the Tour de France in fourth place and the Spanish Vuelta in third. Valverde won the Vuelta in 2009. He says,...
Via Associated Press
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bouhanni wins 8th Vuelta stage, Valverde leads

ALBACETE, Spain (AP) Nacer Bouhanni of France won a windy eighth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Saturday, while Alejandro Valverde kept the overall leader's red jersey. Bouhanni sprinted ahead of the pack and dipped his bike to the left at the last second to hold off Michael Matthews, who was about to overtake him at the finish line. It was the FDJ.fr rider's second stage win in...
Via Associated Press
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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 to ''keep him...
Via Associated Press
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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