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Alejandro Valverde to skip Giro d’Italia

3 May 2019
Imagen de la noticia ‛Alejandro Valverde to skip Giro d’Italia’

Injury

World Champion from Movistar Team still in pain after bone edema in his sacrum following Liège crash; will continue his recovery with no risks, looking to find back his best form in the second half of the season.

The Movistar Team confirmed Friday that Alejandro Valverde, one of its main references for the 102nd Giro d’Italia -which starts next Saturday in Bologna-, will not be able to take the start of the first Grand Tour of the season.

The Murcia native wasn’t able to recover in time from bone edema in his sacrum after a crash in one of the training sessions prior to Liège-Bastogne-Liège, on Thursday 25th April.

The World Champion will continue to recover, taking no risks, to find back his best form in the upcoming weeks and start building up for the second half of his 2019 season.