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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,...
Via AP on Fox
September 17, 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...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Valverde wins 5th stage of Tour Down Under

Spain's Alejandro Valverde made an emotional return from a two-year doping ban by winning the fifth and longest stage of the Tour Down Under on Saturday, closing in on overall victory in the first event of the 2012 World Tour.
Via Universal Sports
January 21, 2012  |  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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