Alejandro Valverde  Player Profile

Alejandro Valverde

Alejandro Valverde - Cycling

Country : Spain 
Date of birth  : 25/04/1980 
Location : Las Lumbreras 
Height : 1.77 m 
Weight : 61 kg 

 

Teams from Alejandro Valverde

2005- Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears
2004 Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme
2002-2003 Kelme

 

Honours from Alejandro Valverde

2007 Overall Vuelta Ciclista a la Communidad Valenciana
2006 UCI ProTour champion, Liege-Bastogne-Liege, La Fleche Wallonne, Stage 7 + 2nd Overall Vuelta a España, Stage 3 Tour de Romandie, Stage 1 Vuelta Pais Vasco, Stage 2 Vuelta Ciclista a Murcia, Amstel Curaçao Race, Bronze medallist world championships road
2005 Stage 10 Tour de France, 2 stages + Overall Challenge Mallorca, Stage 7 + 2nd overall Paris-Nice, 2 stages Vuelta al Pais Vasco, Silver medallist world championships road
2004 Stage 3 + 4th overall Vuelta a Espana, Stage 1 Vuelta al Pais Vasco, Klasika Primavera, Overall Vuelta a Murcia, 2 stages + Overall Vuelta Valencia, 3 stages + Overall Vuelta Burgos, 3 stages Vuelta Castillia/ Leon
2003 2 stages + 3rd overall Vuelta a Espana, Stage 3 Vuelta al Pais Vasco, Klasika Primavera, Stage 3 Vuelta a Aragon, Overall Challenge Mallorca, Silver medallist world championships road
2001 U23 Spanish national champion road

 

BIOGRAPHY from Alejandro Valverde

After the young Spaniard beat record-breaking Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong in a final sprint to win stage 10 atop the Courchevel at the 2005 Grande Boucle, Lance described Valverde as the "future of cycling." One year down the line Valverde more than lived up to the billing with a dominant 2006 season that earned him the UCI ProTour title. In the spring Alejandro completed an astonishing Ardennes double winning Liege-Bastogne-Liege and La Fleche Wallonne in the same week. After a doping controversy purged the Tour de France of its best contenders, Valverde suddenly became the race favourite before injuring himself and being forced to drop out of the race in the first week. The Valve then nearly made a winning return in the season's final Grand Tour, losing the battle of the Alex's to finish second behind Alexandre Vinokourov in a dramatic Vuelta a España. Valverde again came up just short at the world championships, earning the bronze medal behind sprint kings Paolo Bettini and Erik Zabel. This season Valverde will once again be a threat to win nearly every race he enters.

Alejandro Valverde on Eurosport

Froome draws first blood in Tour countdown

Froome draws first blood in Tour countdown - 24/02/2014 - Cycling

Felix Lowe rounds up a busy week of early-season activity for Tour de France hopefuls.

Hot prospect Quintana content to play second fiddle

Hot prospect Quintana content to play second fiddle - 31/01/2014 - Cycling

Nairo Quintana sees the logic in Movistar's decision to have him lead the team's assault on the Giro d'Italia.

Quintana to skip Tour de France to focus on Giro

Quintana to skip Tour de France to focus on Giro - 28/01/2014 - Cycling

Tour de France runner-up Nairo Quintana of Colombia will skip this year's race as he targets the Giro d'Italia.

Sweet revenge for Rodriguez with Lombardy win

Sweet revenge for Rodriguez with Lombardy win - 06/10/2013 - Cycling

Spain's Joaquim Rodriguez gained some consolation for his world championships defeat by winning the Tour of Lombardy.

Costa edges Rodriguez in road race

Costa edges Rodriguez in road race - 29/09/2013 - Cycling - World Championships

Portuguese Rui Costa kept his composure in a tense finale to upset the favourites and win the world championships road race.

Runner-up Rodriguez dejected after Valverde lets Costa go

Runner-up Rodriguez dejected after Valverde lets Costa go - 29/09/2013 - Cycling - World Championships

Joaquim Rodriguez lost out to Portugal's Rui Costa in the world championships road race on Sunday.

Cancellara the danger man in world road race

Cancellara the danger man in world road race - 28/09/2013 - Cycling

Fabian Cancellara will start a one-day race with a big target on his back in Sunday's elite race at the world championships.

The velosophy of the World Championships road race

The velosophy of the World Championships road race - 26/09/2013 - Cycling

Our cycling scribe casts his eye over the runners and riders for Sunday's World Championship road race.

Horner becomes oldest Grand Tour winner

Horner becomes oldest Grand Tour winner - 16/09/2013 - Cycling - Vuelta a España

Chris Horner, 41, became the oldest winner of a Grand Tour as he sealed victory in the Vuelta a Espana.

Horner on brink of becoming oldest Grand Tour winner

Horner on brink of becoming oldest Grand Tour winner - 15/09/2013 - Cycling - Vuelta a España

Frenchman Kenny Elissonde won stage 20 on Saturday as American Chris Horner tightened his grip on the red jersey.

 
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