Alejandro Valverde

Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Valverde wins stage six of Vuelta a España ahead of Froome and Contador, takes back the lead; Dylan Teuns wins stage 5 of the Tour de l’Avenir, Miguel Lopez retains overall lead; Contador showing good form with third place on Vuelta’s first mountain stage; Despite […]

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Valverde declares he’s working for Quintana despite stage win and race lead

Although he was the strongest rider on stage six of the Vuelta a España, winning the stage and taking over the red jersey of race leader, Alejandro Valverde has pledged his full support for his Movistar team-mate Nairo Quintana. Valverde underlined his form when he did much of the driving at the front on the […]

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Valverde wins stage six of Vuelta a España ahead of Froome and Contador, takes lead

Alejandro Valverde, Chris Froome and Alberto Contador showed that they have each got the form to battle for overall victory in the Vuelta a España, with the trio finishing first, second and third on Thursday’s first real summit finish of the race. Valverde impressed greatly on the final climb of Cumbres Verdes, driving the pace […]

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In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Matthews wins stage three of Vuelta a España, grabs overall lead; Caleb Ewan wins stage two of the Tour de l’Avenir; Martin metres from first win of season at Vuelta a España, pledges to try again; Froome 10th on stage three, Brailsford says he’s impressed […]

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Quintana, Valverde discuss Movistar leadership; both riders convinced Contador, Froome will be major rivals

Although both Alberto Contador and Chris Froome are coming to the Vuelta a España after suffering injuries during the Tour de France and needing to recover from fractures before training, Nairo Quintana is clear that he expects both to be strong challengers for the overall. The Colombian rider will parallel with Alejandro Valverde as leader […]

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Quintana and Valverde both regarded as potential Vuelta winners by Movistar

The team has already taken one Grand Tour this year, namely Nairo Quintana’s Giro d’Italia win, and also clocked up a fourth place finish in the Tour de France via Alejandro Valverde. Sights have turned to the upcoming Vuelta a España and, according to directeur sportif José Luis Arrieta, both riders are at the level […]

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Tour de France climbing speeds analysed: what does it all mean?

The dust has settled, the riders are recovering and the fans are already thinking of next year while also looking forward to a star-studded Vuelta a España. The exploits of the 2014 Tour de France still burn bright in the memory, though, and the analysis continues as to what was on show and how it […]

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In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Yauheni Hutarovich wins stage 1 of the Tour of Poland; Marianne Vos wins Sparkassen Giro World Cup; Lizzie Armitstead wins women’s Commonwealth Games road race; Geraint Thomas wins men’s Commonwealth Games road race; Alejandro Valverde wins Clasica de San Sebastian; Jesse Kerrison wins men’s Tour […]

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Stage 20 TT: riders behind Nibali set to battle for podium in Paris

Barring accident, first place in the Tour de France has already been settled prior to the stage 20 time trial. Vincenzo Nibali has more than seven minutes over his rivals and looks certain to become the first Italian victor in 16 years in Paris. He took an early advantage on stage two and has stomped […]

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In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Kittel – “Cavendish is still a very good sprinter…he is enemy number one”; David Millar left out of Garmin-Sharp Tour de France squad; Ted King returns to the Tour de France to support Peter Sagan; Movistar announces Tour de France team in support of Valverde; […]

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