Valverde cramps up in the final at Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) cramps at the end of Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Alejandro Valverde ( Movistar ) once again had to admit defeat after cramping up in the final of Liege-Bastogne-Liege , after already losing Flèche Wallonne just days earlier. And for the second time this week, the Spaniard managed to put on a brave face despite his latest setback. He finished 13th in Liège-Bastogne-Liège having dropped out of the main group of top contenders. He initially weaved his way through the crowds at the finish to the Movistar team bus without talking to reporters. He quickly clambered on board and headed for a shower - but not before receiving a quick hug of commiseration for his defeat from team manager Eusebio Unzue. Losing Flèche Wallonne must have been tough to take. But failing to draw equal with Eddy Merckx's record of five wins in Liège-Bastogne-Liège, the race Valverde says he likes the most in the calendar, must have been an even ...

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