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ALEJANDRO VALVERDE RUMORS

Valverde prepared to take up mantel as top favourite for Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Alejandro Valverde is ready to take on the status as the top favourite for Liege-Bastogne-Liege, Movistar management say, as the countdown to 2017’s final Spring Monument continues. “It’s like every year. There will be other riders who are up there but if you are looking for a reference point in Liege, everybody’s going to say 'Alejandro',” Movistar sports director Jose...
Via Cycling News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Prudhomme defends Fleche Wallonne finale as Valverde racks up the wins

ASO boss and Fleche Wallonne organiser Christian Prudhomme has defended the race route after another year, the fourth in succession, of the race’s domination by Movistar’s Alejandro Valverde. In an interview with Belgian newspaper La Dernière Heure, Prudhomme argues that despite Valverde winning four times in a row on the Mur de Huy, the mid-week Classic’s format should not...
Via Cycling News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Valverde the top favourite for Liege-Bastogne-Liege after record Fleche Wallonne win

Ten days after he celebrated his first ever victory in the Vuelta al País Vasco, Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) returned to more familiar winning terrain in Belgium on Wednesday as he clinched his fifth Flèche Wallonne, and fourth in a row, of his career. Valverde will once again be the top favourite in Liège-Bastogne-Liège this Sunday. La Doyenne is a race he has already won...
Via Cycling News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Martin: Maybe I've got to wait for Valverde to retire to win Fleche Wallonne

La Fleche Wallonne runner-up Dan Martin (Quick-Step Floors) made a strong defence for maintaining the race’s current format despite Alejandro Valverde’s continuing domination of the mid-week Classic. La Flèche Wallonne is currently the only major European Classic featuring a hill-top finish - as has been the case for the 81-year-old race since 1984 - and in recent years has...
Via Cycling News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alejandro Valverde wins Tour of Catalonia for 2nd time

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Alejandro Valverde of Spain won his second Tour of Catalonia on Sunday. Valverde secured the victory by finishing first in the 139-kilometer (86-mile) seventh stage, perfectly timing his final sprint at a hilltop overlooking Barcelona. He finished the weeklong race more than one minute ahead of Alberto Contador and Marc Soler, who closed out the all-Spanish...
Via MyNorthwest.com
28 days ago

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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