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ALEJANDRO VALVERDE RUMORS

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,...
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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...
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17 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.
Via ESPN
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...
Via AP on Fox
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
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