Alejandro Valverde Name audio
Victories
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Race days 2022
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KM races 2022
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Alejandro Valverde

Simply the best

ARE YOU SURE ABOUT THAT? Well, it seems so, ladies and gentlemen – it really looks like 2022 will be the last season of Alejandro Valverde. Might it end up as such or not, absolutely nothing else can be asked from the career of arguably the best ever talent Spanish cycling has seen in its history, one of the best riders in the 21st century and someone whom everyone will miss so much when he stops pinning numbers on his back -the bike won’t be far away from him, being one of the true loves of his life-. 2021 was a true sporting recovery for ‘Bala’ and another short summary of his career: despite a huge crash in La Vuelta, from which he recovered quickly, the Spanish ‘Campionissimo’ got back to winning ways, after such a difficult 2020 season, with three resounding victories: one stage in the Dauphiné, another one in the Giro di Sicilia and, most notably, his exhibition in the GP Miguel Indurain.

THE NEW GENERATION? HA! However, if you have to underline anything about Alejandro’s 2021 season, it was actually his ability to slam the door again, for already so many years, on those huge, younger talents who want to deny him a spot at the fore of the bunch. He was again the most consistent in the peloton during his beloved Ardennes classics -5th in Amstel, 3rd in Huy, 4th in Liège-, and his presence was a huge factor for how things unfolded in those races. He made the provisional podium of La Vuelta for several days before crashing. And again squeezed his legs until the very end -with enough motivation, after his 5th place in Lombardia, to keep on racing for an extra day and fight for victory at the Coppa Agostoni-, showing that commitment, will to suffer and work hard and offer an example to everybody -the same that he brought with a brilliant comeback in the Volta a Catalunya, after a challenging start to 2021- have nothing to do with the birthdate your identity card says.

ENDLESS PALMARÈS. ‘El Bala’, ‘El Imbatido’ or, simply and as he likes best, ‘Balaverde’, has already got 130 victories to his name in the pro peloton. The biggest ones are surely his 2018 Worlds road race success in Innsbruck, his 2009 La Vuelta and his four UCI yearly world titles, yet there’s absolutely everything into that list. Five Flèches Wallonnes, four Liège-Bastogne-Liège, GC podiums in the Giro and the Tour, twelve stages of La Vuelta, four in the ‘Grande Boucle’, two Dauphinés, three Voltas a Catalunya, 2 Clásicas de San Sebastián – we could continue typing them down and this paragraph would never end, and those numbers wouldn’t make justice to his greatness. Both the sporting one and, more importantly, the human one -a crucial factor for the team’s cohesion and success; a loving husband and father of five kids; head of his own youth team-. An absolute star, in all senses.

From:
Murcia
Birth:
25/04/1980
Country:
ESP
Height:
177 Cm
Weight:
61 Kg
Pro debut:
2002
Years in team:
16
Career path:

2005-21: Illes / Caisse / Movistar Team
2002-04: Kelme

Palmares
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2022
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2022
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Trofeo Pollença - Port d'Andratx 2022
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Giro di Sicilia 2021
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6thstage
Critérium du Dauphiné 2021
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GP Miguel Indurain 2021
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7thstage
Vuelta a España 2019
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Campeonato de España 2019
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Route d'Occitanie 2019
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1ststage
Route d'Occitanie 2019
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3rdstage
UAE Tour 2019
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Campeonato del Mundo Línea 2018
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8thstage
Route d'Occitanie 2018
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2ndstage
GP Miguel Indurain 2018
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GP Miguel Indurain 2018
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3rdstage
2018
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2018
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Volta a Catalunya 2018
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4thstage
Volta a Catalunya 2018
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2ndstage
Volta a Catalunya 2018
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Abu Dhabi Tour 2018
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5thstage
Abu Dhabi Tour 2018
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Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana 2018
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Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana 2018
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2ndstage
Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana 2018
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Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2017
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Flèche Wallonne 2017
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Vuelta al País Vasco 2017
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Vuelta al País Vasco 2017
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Volta a Catalunya 2017
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7thstage
Volta a Catalunya 2017
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2017
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3rdstage
2017
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Vuelta a Andalucía 2017
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Vuelta a Andalucía 2017
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Vuelta a Murcia 2017
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16thstage
Giro d'Italia 2016
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2016
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Vuelta a Castilla y León 2016
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Vuelta a Castilla y León 2016
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Vuelta a Castilla y León 2016
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Vuelta a España 2016
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2016
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2015
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Spanish RR Championships 2015
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Volta a Catalunya 2015
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Volta a Catalunya 2015
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Volta a Catalunya 2015
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2015
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2015
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Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana 2015
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6thstage
2014
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Clásica San Sebastián 2014
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GP Miguel Indurain 2014
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2014
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2014
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Roma Maxima 2014
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Vuelta a Andalucía 2014
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Vuelta a Andalucía 2014
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3rdstage
Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana 2014
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2ndstage
Vuelta a España 2014
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Vuelta a España 2014
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Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana 2013
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Vuelta a España 2013
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Vuelta a España 2013
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Vuelta a España 2013
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8thstage
2012
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2012
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17thstage
Tour de France 2012
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Paris-Nice 2012
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2012
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2012
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5thstage
Tour Down Under 2012
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2009
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Vuelta a Burgos 2009
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Volta a Catalunya 2009
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2009
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3rdstage
2009
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Klasika Primavera 2009
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5thstage
Spanish RR Championships 2009
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3rdstage
Critérium du Dauphiné 2009
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2ndstage
Critérium du Dauphiné 2008
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Critérium du Dauphiné 2008
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6thstage
Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2008
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1ststage
Critérium du Dauphiné 2008
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Critérium du Dauphiné 2008
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Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2008
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3rdstage
Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2008
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2008
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2008
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Paris-Camembert 2008
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Vuelta a Burgos 2008
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2008
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2007
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Clásica de Alcobendas 2007
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Vuelta a España 2007
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Vuelta a España 2007
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2007
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7thstage
2006
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4thstage
Tour de Romandie 2006
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Vuelta al País Vasco 2006
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Paris-Nice 2006
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1ststage
Vuelta al País Vasco 2006
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Vuelta al País Vasco 2006
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10thstage
Paris-Nice 2005
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Paris-Nice 2005
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2005
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7thstage
2005
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Trofeo Sóller 2005
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Trofeo Manacor 2005
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3rdstage
Vuelta a Castilla y León 2004
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Vuelta a Castilla y León 2004
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3rdstage
Klasika Primavera 2004
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2ndstage
Vuelta al País Vasco 2004
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1ststage
Vuelta a Murcia 2004
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Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana 2004
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Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana 2004
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Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana 2004
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Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana 2004
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Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana 2004
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Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana 2004
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Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana 2004
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2004
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2004
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Trofeo Cala Millor 2004
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15thstage
2003
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2003
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Prueba Villafranca - Ordiziako Klasika 2003
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Trofeu Joaquim Agostinho 2003
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Trofeu Joaquim Agostinho 2003
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Vuelta a Aragón 2003
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2003
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2003
Results
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Challenge Mallorca
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O Gran Camiño
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3rdstage
O Gran Camiño
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Flèche Wallonne
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3rdstage
Challenge Mallorca
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2ndstage
O Gran Camiño
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Strade Bianche
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Coppa Agostoni
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1ststage
O Gran Camiño
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3rdstage
Vuelta a Burgos
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Route d'Occitanie
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3rdstage
Route d'Occitanie
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Giro dell'Emilia
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16thstage
Giro d'Italia
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3rdstage
V. Comunitat Valenciana
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V. Comunitat Valenciana
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1ststage
Challenge Mallorca
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4thstage
Route d'Occitanie
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Liège-Bastogne-Liège
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1ststage
V. Comunitat Valenciana
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Circuito de Getxo
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9thstage
Giro d'Italia
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7thstage
Giro d'Italia
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Giro d'Italia
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4thstage
Giro d'Italia
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20thstage
La Vuelta
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Giro d'Italia
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La Vuelta
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9thstage
La Vuelta
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14thstage
La Vuelta
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19thstage
Giro d'Italia
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5thstage
Vuelta a Burgos
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Vuelta a Burgos
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10thstage
Giro d'Italia
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3rdstage
Volta a Catalunya
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8thstage
La Vuelta
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15thstage
La Vuelta
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2ndstage
V. Comunitat Valenciana
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Mont Ventoux D. Challenges
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6thstage
La Vuelta
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15thstage
Giro d'Italia
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20thstage
Giro d'Italia
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8thstage
Giro d'Italia
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17thstage
La Vuelta
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1ststage
Giro d'Italia
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18thstage
Giro d'Italia
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18thstage
La Vuelta
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17thstage
Giro d'Italia
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2ndstage
Volta a Catalunya
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12thstage
La Vuelta
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4thstage
Vuelta a Burgos
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21thstage
La Vuelta
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19thstage
La Vuelta
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1ststage
Volta a Catalunya
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13thstage
Giro d'Italia
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4thstage
La Vuelta
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2ndstage
Route d'Occitanie
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4thstage
V. Comunitat Valenciana
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13thstage
La Vuelta
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5thstage
V. Comunitat Valenciana
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11thstage
La Vuelta
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10thstage
La Vuelta
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4thstage
Volta a Catalunya
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2ndstage
Giro d'Italia
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5thstage
Giro d'Italia
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5thstage
La Vuelta
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11thstage
Giro d'Italia
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12thstage
Giro d'Italia
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1ststage
Vuelta a Burgos
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5thstage
Volta a Catalunya
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2ndstage
Vuelta a Burgos
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7thstage
La Vuelta
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1ststage
Route d'Occitanie
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16thstage
La Vuelta
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21thstage
Giro d'Italia
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3rdstage
La Vuelta
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6thstage
Giro d'Italia
131th
3rdstage
Giro d'Italia
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2ndstage
La Vuelta

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