Alejandro Valverde: Page 40

Manzano urges Valverde to ‘come clean’

Former Spanish cyclist Jesus Manzano has repeated doping charges against former teammate and compatriot Alejandro Valverde, adding that the Vuelta a España winner should admit his violations rather than continuing to deny them.

Valverde hearing closes, decision not expected until March

Alejandro Valverde’s long and winding road and his alleged links to Puerto reached a head this week during a three-day hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which closed Thursday with a hint that the Vuelta a España champion likely won’t be racing in Italy anytime soon.

Valverde may snub Vuelta for Tour

2009 Vuelta a España champ Alejandro Valverde may skip his title defense for a shot at the Tour de France, which he says "is the race with more international prestige."

2009 Vuelta a Espana results, final

  • 1. Alejandro Valverde (ESP), Caisse d'Epargne, 87:22:37
  • 2. Samuel Sánchez (ESP), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 55
  • 3. Cadel Evans (AUS), Silence-Lotto, at 01:32
  • 4. Ivan Basso (ITA), Liquigas, at 02:12
  • 5. Ezequiel Mosquera (ESP), Xacobeo Galicia, at 04:27