Alejandro Valverde confirms participation in 2019 Volta a Catalunya
Dec 22 2018 12:47 am CET

Alejandro Valverde confirms participation in 2019 Volta a Catalunya
Alejandro Valverde confirms participation in 2019 Volta a Catalunya
Photo of Alejandro Valverde (c)Innsbruck-Tirol 2018 / BettiniPhoto

World Champion Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) will start in the 2019 Volta a Catalunya with the objective of defending his title. The Spaniard will have the company of Marc Soler.

The Volta a Catalunya has announced the presence of Valverde in the upcoming edition of the race. The Spaniard has already won the race three times: in 2009, 2017 and 2018.

The rider will show his rainbow jersey at the 99th edition of the race and he will have the company of Soler, who finished in the third position in 2017. Valverde has been dominant in the last two editions of the race, in which he hasn't only won the General Classification but has also taken the victory in five stages.

Soler has also shown good performances at the race with two top-five general classification positions and a second place in the seventh stage of the 2018 Volta a Catalunya. The Spaniard is 25 years old and is considered one of the most promising riders of Movistar.

Other riders that have already mentioned their participation in the race include Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale), Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ), Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) and Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick-Step).




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