Bib #1 in Tour of Spain
Alejandro Valverde will wear bib #1 in the next Tour of Spain. The organization of the race, which starts from Galicia this year, honours a cyclist who begins his eleventh edition of the spanish round. During his ten appearances, Alejandro has been six times in the podium and has won a final victory in 2009. In addition, he has won nine stages.
In his brief statement, the Tour of Spain has highlighted the enormous challenge of a cyclist who faces his fifth consecutive Grand Tour and tries the challenge the difficult task of concluding in the top ten of Giro, Tour and Vuelta in the same season; something that any rider has achieved since the ’50s.
Quotes: “I would like to thank the Vuelta for this gesture. It is an honor to carry the dorsal number one for three weeks in one of the most important races in the world. We will try to respond as best as we can”.
Photo: Movistar Team