Valverde: That's A Confirmation I Did Things Right For The Past Month

Alejandro Valverde at Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Ilness forced Alejandro Valverde ( Movistar ) to change his calendar in the run-up to the Tour de France, skipping the nine-day Tour de Suisse for the more low-key Route d'Occitanie , where the Spaniard made the most of his re-tooled schedule by taking a stage win and the overall at the four-day French race. "We must still remain happy, because after all, we won the overall classification," Valverde said in a statement released by his team. "That's a confirmation I did things right for the past month, even if I missed the Tour de Suisse due to illness. I feel like the whole team, as well as myself, did a brilliant job. The goals were more than accomplished - we came here just with a will to get ready for July and, after that, seeking for some wins, and we achieved both." Valverde, who raced last at Liege-Bastogne-Liege in ...

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