Alejandro Valverde

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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Rocacorba Daily

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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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Diego Ulissi tests positive for salbutemol; Andy Schleck interview – “The criticism is sometimes a big issue”; Alejandro Valverde takes the backroads to the Tour de France; Fabian Cancellara wins his ninth Swiss ITT title; Michal Kwiatkowski wins Polish TT championship; Annamiek Van Vleuten takes […]

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News Shorts – Feb 22, 2012

Cycling is edging its way into the classics season with the Trofeo Laigueglia last weekend and Omloop Het Nieuwsblad this Saturday in Belgium. Smaller stage races still occupied the calendar, where Aussies and Brits are controlling affairs.

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Tour Down Under – Stage 5 Willunga Countback!

What an exhilarating stage up Old Willunga hill and a massive day for the fans. I had tipped Valverde to win the stage but I didn’t expect Gerro to be so close behind (only a few inches). If he had held off a few meters before starting his sprint Gerro would be the clear winner […]

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Alejandro Valverde Interview

A few weeks ago Alejandro Valverde agreed to an interview where the questions were asked by you, the readers of Cycling Tips.   As you all know, Alejandro is under a two year suspension for his involvement in Operación Puerto. He has contested the decision, is fighting to prove he’s innocent, and has announced that he […]

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