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Valverde wins Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
4 February 2018
Valverde wins Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

Spaniard claims his third Volta overall classification win.

Alejandro Valverde and the Movistar Team took a brilliant 69th Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana to a good end in the streets of the region's capital on Sunday. The team flawlessly protected its team leader during the 135km stage five, from Paterna to Valencia, with a dangerous bunch sprint defining the day's result. Jurgen Roelandts took the win, as all GC contenders remained together in the main bunch. That way, Valverde confirmed his overall win in the race, with Astana duo Luis León Sánchez and Jakob Fuglsang joining the Spaniard on the podium, and secured his third GC success in the race, after previous victories in 2004 and 2007. The man from Murcia and his team-mates round off a fantastic win, after 'Bala' won stages in Albuixech and Las Canteras.

It's Alejandro's 111st success as a professional cyclist, as well as his first stagerace victory of the season, ten months away from the last one,the 2017 Vuelta al País Vasco,and seven months after his horrible cras in the Tour de France, one that was very near to putting end to his career.

 

 

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