Alejandro Valverde took command of the Volta a Catalunya Friday, winning stage 5 in Lo Port, atop a 1,000-meter mountaintop finish.
Europe's fourth-oldest ongoing stage race kicks off Monday and features some heavy hitters in the GC field.
Alejandro Valverde won his 100th career pro race, one of the few riders to do so, with a combination of tactical acumen and otherworldly
Tim Wellens won the final stage of Ruta del Sol as Alejandro Valverde held on to his narrow lead over Alberto Contador to win the overall.
Alejandro Valverde attacks the final climb with Alberto Contador, then out-sprints a select group of six to win stage 1 in Andalucia.
Spain's Ruta del Sol race features top GC riders like Alberto Contador and four-time winner Alejandro Valverde.
Did Alejandro Valverde have home-field advantage in Murcia? Probably, but what does that mean, and are there disadvantages too?
Spaniard Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) soloed to his fifth career win at La Vuelta a Murcia on Saturday.
Alejandro Valverde says the 2017 Vuelta route should be especially difficult, and that it will be tricky for GC leaders to peak at the
Alejandro Valverde's career is full of victories and accolades, but he's missing a few pieces of his puzzle.