Nairo Quintana on good form for Volta a Catalunya but says Valverde is likely better

Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde will start the Volta a Catalunya as co-leaders of the Movistar squad, but Quintana has recognised that Valverde's form could well prove to be the stronger at this point in the season. Quintana's comment is the first indication of how the Movistar hierarchy of leaders may play out in a race in which both Valverde and the Colombian have shone...
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Abu Dhabi Tour: Stage 5 highlights - Video

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) continued his early-season winning comeback from the crash that ended his 2017 Tour de France with final day stage and overall Abu Dhabi Tour honours. The Spaniard was unstoppable in the summit finale at Jebel Hafeet, taking all before him and relegating Astana's Miguel Angel Lopez to second on the stage and third on GC. "As long as I continue winning...
Via Cycling News
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Alejandro Valverde secures Abu Dhabi victory

Spain's Alejandro Valverde wins the Abu Dhabi Tour after victory on the final stage of the five-day race.
Via BBC Sport
21 days ago

Valverde: I honestly don't know if I'm stronger than before my injury

Last summer Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) lay in a hospital bed with doubts as to whether he would ever return to top-level racing. Yet less than a month into the 2018 season and the Spaniard can afford to joke about his miraculous comeback, after winning his second stage at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, and all but sowing up the overall title, with one stage remaining. Valverde...
Via Cycling News
February 03, 2018  |  Discuss

Valverde back in action at Challenge Mallorca

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) has expressed his relief at completing his first race since he suffered a broken kneecap and talus bone when he crashed out on the opening day of the 2017 Tour de France. The Spaniard finished safely in the main peloton on day one of the Challenge Mallorca, the Trofeo Campos-Porreres-Felanitx-Ses Salines, coming home in 40th place behind winner John...
Via Cycling News
January 26, 2018  |  Discuss

Valverde wins Fleche Wallonne for 3rd time

HUY, Belgium (AP) Alejandro Valverde of Spain perfectly timed his attack to win the Fleche Wallonne (Walloon Arrow) classic for the third time and the second year in a row on Wednesday. Valverde, runner-up at the Amstel Gold Race last week, won ahead of Julian Alaphilippe and Michael Albasini at the top of the Mur de Huy. Former Tour de France champion Christopher Froome was involved...
Via Associated Press
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Valverde wins 5th stage, Porte leads Volta a Catalunya

VALLS, Spain (AP) Alejandro Valverde won the fifth stage of the Volta a Catalunya on Friday, while Richie Porte took the lead of the seven-day race. The Movistar rider claimed his second stage win of this edition after completing the 195-kilometer (121-mile) mainly downhill ride from Alp to Valls five seconds ahead of his nearest chasers. Valverde opened a gap ahead of a small group...
Via Associated Press
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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