Alejandro Valverde

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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 […]


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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 […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Alejandro Valverde wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege; Mark Cavendish wins Tour of Turkey opener; Richie Porte takes overall title at Giro del Trentino; Kirsten Wild claims fifth Omloop van Borsele victory; Elise Delzenne takes solo win at Dwars door de Westhoek; Steele von Hoff wins Rutland-Melton International CiCLE […]


Valverde triumphs in Liège-Bastogne-Liège, takes select sprint to the line

Completing the first Flèche Wallonne/Liège-Bastogne-Liège double since Philippe Gilbert won all three Ardennes Classics in 2011, Alejandro Valverde sprinted to victory on Sunday at the end of this year’s Liège race. The Spanish Movistar rider was quickest in a ten man sprint to the line, repeating his 2006 and 2008 titles by getting the better […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Alejandro Valverde defends his Fleche Wallonne title; Anna van der Breggen wins Fleche Wallonne with solo move; Richie Porte wins stage 2 of the Giro del Trentino, takes overall lead; Report – further delays likely in Astana case; Fabio Aru “a wreck” following stomach virus; […]


Valverde takes control on Mur de Huy to win his third Flèche Wallonne

Riding authoritatively from the front on the final climb of the Mur de Huy and gradually ramping up the pace before breaking into a full-on push to the line, Alejandro Valverde successfully defended his Flèche Wallonne title and landed his third career victory in the event. The Spanish Movistar rider hit the line well clear […]