After recovering the morning break thirty-five kilometers from the goal, the Spanish world champion has benefited from a remarkable collective effort by his team Movistar in the final of this first stage to be uncompromising in the final climb towards the goal. (4.3 km to 8%) and come to win for the second time this season in front of the Irishman Edward Dunbar (Ineos) and the Frenchman Elie Gesbert (Arkéa-Samic).
"It could not have started better, Valverde commented. The team did a phenomenal job to allow me to conclude. It's a race that I really love and I'm glad I took a nice entry option. " Valverde won the event last year.
(tagsToTranslate) Writing (t) Road Cycling (t) VALVERDE Alejandro (ESP)