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ALEJANDRO VALVERDE RUMORS

Quintana and Valverde lead Movistar's 12-rider Tour de France pre-selection

Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde lead the way in Movistar’s Tour de France long list. The Spanish team confirmed the 12 riders that are in the running to fill the remaining seven spots for the race in July. The team will name the final nine-man line-up following the national championships in Europe next week. Quintana heads to the Tour de France after finishing second to...
Via Cycling News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dauphine: Porte predicts Froome and Valverde to attack on final stage

As Richie Porte (BMC Racing) no doubt will be aware, the final podium at the Criterium du Dauphine can change in the blink of an eye. So with one stage still to go the Australian will be wary of celebrating before the moment he crosses the line on stage 8. Porte leads the race by over a minute from Chris Froome (Team Sky) and Jakob Fuglsang (Astana), with the former virtually...
Via Cycling News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chaves: I killed myself trying to follow Valverde

Esteban Chaves (Orica Scott) enjoyed his first thorough mountain workout of the year on stage 6 of the Criterium du Dauphine, and although he admitted to Cyclingnews that exuberance and excitement led to him cracking, he continues to improve ahead of next month’s Tour de France. The Colombian finished 17th on the stage, 2:19 down on winner Jakob Fulgsang (Astana Team), Richie...
Via Cycling News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Valverde: Beating Froome in Dauphine time trial is pretty big

The ride of the day at the Critérium du Dauphinè stage 4 time trial must go to Richie Porte (BMC), but the other standout performance was perhaps that of Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), third on the stage – 24 seconds down on Porte but 17 seconds quicker than Chris Froome (Team Sky). Valverde has never been a slouch against the clock but, even at the age of 37, he has made improvements...
Via Cycling News
7 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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