Overall Vuelta Ciclista a la Communidad Valenciana
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
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
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
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
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.