The cyclist from Las Lumbreras covers more than 90,400 kilometers in major tests, which is equivalent to going around the world 2.5 times
Alejandro Valverde, in his final season as a professional, premiered a new bike at the Giro d’Italia, adorned with some of his most significant successes, including his great classics and the 2018 World Championship.
The Movistar rider from Murcia will use this new bike in all the races he rides until he permanently suspends it after the next Vuelta a España or the Giro de Lombardia, depending on what he decides his last race will be. At the age of 42, the one from Las Lumbreras has covered more than 90,400 kilometers in major tests, which is equivalent to going around the world 2.5 times.
Yesterday’s stage win in the Italian round was taken in the sprint by Eritrean rider Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty). Valverde came in 17th with the same time. The Sevillian Juan Pedro López (Trek-Segafredo) remains at the top of the individual general classification for the Italian round for another day (42.24.08). The Murcian is a tenth, at 1 minute and 23 seconds. At 42, Alejandro doesn’t slow down and competes in his 31st three-week race: 2 Giros, 14 Tour de France and 15 Vueltas a España, 569 stages in total.
Source: La Verdad