Alejandro Valverde

Valverde takes maiden Giro stage win as Nibali falters, Kruijswijk consolidates GC lead

There were significant winners and losers on Tuesday’s Stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia, and none more so than Movistar’s Alejandro Valverde, who took his first career Giro stage win and advanced into third overall behind race leader Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo). Katusha’s Ilnur Zakarin finsihed the mountainous stage at Brixen-Andalo along with Valverde and Kruijswijk, […]

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Valverde takes a fourth Flèche Wallonne title as Alaphilippe again finishes second

Spaniard Alejandro Valverde broke the record for wins at Flèche Wallonne Wednesday, once again timing his sprint on the Mur de Huy to perfection, to take a fourth career victory. For the second year in a row, young Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx-QuickStep) finished as runner-up to the Movistar rider. Alaphilippe’s teammate, Dan Martin, finished third. […]

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Enrico Gasparotto wins his second Amstel Gold Race; Emma Johansson wins the Euskal Emakumeen Bira, Guarnier take the final stage; Alejandro Valverde dominates the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon; Martin Mortensen wins Tro-Bro Leon in One Cycling 1-2; Logan Owen takes out the U23 Liege-Bastogne-Liege; Report – Mechanical doping used in Strade Bianche […]

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Johansson makes it two wins at Euskal Emakumeen Bira; Betancur wins Vuelta a Castilla y León opener; Preview: What you should know before watching the 2016 Amstel Gold Race; Valverde skipping Amstel Gold for Giro prep; Five conclusions after five Women’s WorldTour races; Sagan’s success illustrated in striking detail; Viviani […]

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Arnaud Demare wins a chaotic Milan-San Remo; Lizzie Armitstead wins race three in the Women’s WorldTour, the Trofeo Alfredo Binda; Demare’s monumental San Remo victory – One for the outsiders; Demare denies holding onto team car in Milan-San Remo finale; Matthews left devastated after Milan-San Remo crash; Alejandro Valverde to skip the Tour […]

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Vincenzo Nibali wins the Tour of Oman, Alexander Kristoff takes the final stage; Alejandro Valverde wins his fourth Ruta del Sol title; Geraint Thomas wins his second consecutive Volta ao Algarve, Contador claims the final stage; Arthur Vichot wins the Tour du Haut Var; Lotto Soudal riders hit by a […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Coryn Rivera wins the opening stage of the Tour Femenino de San Luis; Uncertainty over the Tour of Oman’s future; Alejandro Valverde to race all three Grand Tours in 2016?; UCI appeals Russian Cycling Federation decision to clear Olympic medallist over alleged positive test; Gerrans […]

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Valverde to debut in Tour of Flanders and Giro d’Italia, Quintana sets full focus on Tour de France

Third in this year’s Tour de France and thus achieving a big career goal of finishing on the podium in that event, Alejandro Valverde and his Movistar team have decided against the Spaniard focussing everything on a repeat of that in 2016. The team gave the Spaniard the chance to achieve that goal and now, […]

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Fatherhood and cycling: how the pros balance racing and family life

With the professional road season all but over, it’s that time of year where the pros get to head home and spend some quality time with their loved ones. It’s a time when the professional cyclist gets the rare chance to live as close to a normal family life as a pro can. From the […]

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Quintana, Valverde hail route of 2016 Tour de France. ‘It’s a good parcours for us’

Second and third overall this season, Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde have both said that the newly unveiled course of the 2016 Tour de France appeals to them and should suit their characteristics. The duo will both represent the Movistar team in the race and believe that they can challenge for yellow next July. Quintana […]