Valverde makes it official: returns in Volta and does not rule out San Remo

The Murcian, after recovering from a febrile process that separated him from the Strade Bianche, returns to action in the Catalan round. "I'm encouraged", warns Movistar.


The time arrived. Alejandro Valverde has officially announced his return to the competition after overcoming a feverish process that has part of the roads in Strade Bianche and Tirreno-Adriatico, a small setback for a voracious predator like the murciano.

This setback is already part of the past, since the rainbow jersey has made official its return to competition in Eurosport. In his sights is the Volta Catalunya and, although at first discarded, could also participate in the next edition of the Milan-San Remo: "I'm training at home and with good feelings." return in the Volta to Catalunya, we are seeing the Milan-San Remo, but nothing is decided. I have this week and next, we will value if I do San Remo, I am quite animated, but we have not decided yet ".

This way it will be in the Catalan round, where the Murcia defends the title of last year, when Valverde tries to give continuity to his th victory of the season, achieved in the Tour of the Emirates (he was also second overall after Roglic). In addition, the rainbow jersey spoke excitedly on Eurosport about the interesting Giro d'Italia presented this course: "The roster of riders that will be in the Giro d'Italia is great, has nothing to envy the Tour. I turn beautiful, with very long stages, I hope it's good weather, because in bad weather and long stages it does not go well, I know the route enough, but we have not decided anything yet. "

Next timeline

Finally, Valverde advanced the more important tests that will make up its calendar in the coming weeks and, as it could not be otherwise, the spring classics occupy all the protagonism.

"Through Flanders, Return to Flanders, Amstel Gold Race, Walloon Arrow and Liège -Bastoña-Liège In principle, that's the calendar. This year we will do the Giro and the Vuelta.The beginning of the season has been a bit loaded, so I preferred to stay in home for the cold and not go to the Strade, "explained Murcia for Eurosport. The next day 25, with the first stage of the Volta a Catalunya, the rainbow will return to the scene. There is less left ...



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