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Movistar boss hints Alejandro Valverde may ride all three Grand Tours in 2016

Movistar boss hints Alejandro Valverde may ride all three Grand Tours in 2016

Movistar don’t plan for Alejandro Valverde to ride the Vuelta a España after tackling the Giro, Tour and Olympics, but the rider himself is reportedly keen to do so Alejandro Valverde wins the 2015 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Alejandro Valverde won’t be taking it easy in his 36th year, with his team manager claiming that the Spaniard could ride all three Grand Tours.

Movistar boss Eusebio Unzué told MARCA that the team don’t necessarily want Valverde to ride the Vuelta a España, but the rider himself reportedly wants to.

Already in 2016 Valverde will take on his first ever Giro d’Italia , as well as supporting Nairo Quintana at the Tour de France and challenging for gold in the Olympic road race. Then there’s the small matter of the Ardennes Classics – of which he won two last year – and a host of cobbled races, such as E3 Harelbeke and the Tour of Flanders.

“Right now, the idea is that Alejandro does not race the Vuelta,” Unzué told MARCA . “He’s already insinuated it [to race the Vuelta].”

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