Alejandro Valverde

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, […]


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 […]


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 […]

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Alejandro Valverde wins the UCI WorldTour individual rankings; A closer look at Tom Dumoulin’s development into a GC rider; Meintjes on Vuelta top-ten finish – ‘Another one or two years and I can be right up there’; Jack Bobridge signs with Trek Factory Racing for […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: D’Hoore takes stage one of Boels Rentals Ladies Tour; Rogers awarded 2004 Olympic bronze medal; Cavendish move to MTN-Qhubeka would require Briton to bring sponsor; Dumoulin still can’t believe Vuelta performance, Degenkolb says sensations are good before world championships; Quintana: I’m tired after the Tour but I […]


Quintana: I’m tired after the Tour but I hope the mountains are calling for me

Currently seventh overall in the Vuelta a España, one minute 17 seconds behind the race leader Tom Dumoulin, Nairo Quintana has admitted that his first attempt at the Tour/Vuelta double has taken a lot more out of him that he expected. The Movistar rider is just 25 years of age and, after finishing second to […]

Valverde outpaces Sagan to take stage four of Vuelta a España

With a strong climbing ability plus a well-known turn of speed, Alejandro Valverde was always seen as a potential victor on stage four of the Vuelta a España and that’s precisely how things turned out. Valverde took on other riders who are also known for their abilities on punchy finishes, namely Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) and […]


Vuelta a España: Teams to back Froome, Quintana and Valverde announced

The line-ups that will back the Tour de France podium finishers in their bids to win the Vuelta a España have been announced, with both Team Sky and Movister confirming their nine-man teams on Monday. Tour champion Chris Froome will be backed by two of the riders who helped him win the Tour, namely Welshman […]

Adam Yates claims first WorldTour win at San Sebastian

Adam Yates has claimed his first UCI WorldTour victory at Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian today. Just six days after completing his first Tour de France, the 22 year old who also won the Tour of Turkey, crossed the line in surprise as he confirmed he had in fact won the biggest race of his young […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Team Sky wins Tour de Romandie TTT, Geraint Thomas claims yellow; Davide Rebellin wins stage 3 of the Presidential Tour of Turkey; The curious case of Alejandro Valverde; Ted King to retire at end of 2015 season; Tracey Gaudry leaves the Amy Gillett Foundation; “The […]