Alejandro Valverde close to victory in the Coppa Agostoni


great return of Alexander Valverde 18 days after the end of the Vuelta. The veteran runner Movistarthat’s next October 8 at Il Lombardiawill end a great professional career, has finished second in 75th edition of the Coppa Agostoni. The Murcian, well supported by his team and with a Enrique More emptied of his companion, remained at the door of victory.

‘the bullet’ He is part of an elite group of runners, among whom are cyclists of the stature of his partner Enric Mas at Movistar, Davide Formolo, Domenico Pozzovivo, Guillaume Martin, Rigoberto Urán, Vincenzo Nibali or Simon Yates, after the British joined this group of notables.

This Italian classic added to the excitement when the chasers overtook Formolo and Pozzovivo after both tried to fight each other for the victories with 30 kilometers to go. Once neutralized, the outcome of the day boils down to the long coming straight.

In it, Alejandro Valverde launched a sprint with 250 meters to go, perhaps too far, and in the final meters the Dutchman overtook him. Sjoerd Baxof Alpecin Deceuninckwho achieved his first victory as a professional, Valverde’s was 134. Disciple and teacher.

“I have felt very well and above all I want to thank the team that has done a very good job. It has been very good. Happy. We have been in the good cut and Enric (Mas) has worked very well. I have started a little from a distance and one overtook me, in the end I’m happy to finish second”, Valverde pointed out at the finish line.

Once the Coppa Agostoni is done, Alejandro Valverde has three races left before saying goodbye to cycling for good: Emilia’s twist October 1st; The Three Varesian Valleys the 4 and the Il Lomardia on October 8.


1. Sjoerd Bax (PB/Alpecin-Deceuninck)
2. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/Movistar)
3. Andrea Piccolo (Ita/EF Education-EasyPost)
4. Davide Formolo (Ita/UAE Team Emirates)
5.Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita/Intermarche-Wanty)
9. Enric Mas (ESP/Movistar Team)

Source: La Verdad


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