In closing out the 2016 Giro d'Italia third overall, Alejandro Valverde now counts podium finishes in all three grand tours
The Giro d'Italia's final standings will be decided in two short Alpine stages where Chaves, Valverde, and Nibali all promise to attack.
Alejandro Valverde collects his first Giro stage win, but the real surprise comes from Steven Kruijswijk who consolidates overall lead.
The Giro's 15th stage serves up a reversal of fortunes for Alejandro Valverde and Vincenzo Nibali
Movistar struggles through the Giro's decisive stage 14
Despite a convoluted situation in the Giro's stage 13 finale, Amador insists that the Movistar camp is harmonious with Valverde as leader.
With two riders in the top three, Movistar has a strong hand to play at the Giro between Valverde's experience and Amador's top form.
The 38-year-old Spaniard is vying to become the oldest winner of the Giro d'Italia — in his corsa rosa debut.
The 36-year-old Spaniard makes his Giro d'Italia debut Friday, and he's feeling good about riding onto the podium in Torino.
The year's first grand tour kicks off May 6, and three riders stand above the rest of the field as favorites to win the overall.