Valverde says Milan-San Remo not yet ruled out

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar).

Alejandro Valverde ( Movistar ) has insisted that he may yet return to racing at Milan-San Remo after a spell of illness in the latter part of the UAE Tour caused part of his spring race programme to be abandoned. Valverde had scratched a possible start in Strade Bianche after going down with a cold and slight fever during the UAE Tour, which he nonetheless finished second overall in and won the toughest mountain stage. His chances of racing Milan-San Remo, the first Monument of the season, were widely reported to be non-existent. But a spell of rest and recuperation at home in Murcia, Spain has gone well and Valverde told Eurosport on Thursday that he is now eying a possible start in La Primavera, where his best performance to date has been 15th. "I had a bit of a cold and fever and didn't want to push myself too ...

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