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Red jersey stays in Movistar Team

Seldom a winner like Alejandro Valverde is capable of serving another partner so obviously, working without concession and lending itself to any work. The rider from Las Lumbreras has even distributed bottles of water among their teammates during the 20th stage of the Tour of Spain, finishing in Alto de Aitana. Quintana and Froome were fighting for the red jersey of la Vuelta, Movistar Team worked in the bunch and Valverde, without thinking twice, collected the bottles from the team car to help in every possible way to the riders who set the pace.

Later, with the group with only a few riders on the final climb to Aitana, Valverde set the pace that best suited their leader. After more than 80 days of competition, Valverde continued climbing well to reach the 12th place in the overall and finish among the best his third Grand Tour of the season. The most important: his companion Nairo Quintana sealed his victory in the Tour of Spain. In addition the organization of la Vuelta gave Alejandro in Madrid the award of fair play, highlighting his sporting values.

Photo: Movistar Team