Tour of Lombardy – Valverde: “Maybe I should continue… right?”

Tour de Lombardie - Valverde : «Je devrais peut-être continuer... non ?»

He will bid farewell to the professional peloton on the occasion of the Tour of Lombardy this Saturday. Alejandro Valverde, 42, still in form as he finished 2and Coppa Agostoni4th place Emily Tower3. Tre Valli Varesine won by Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) won its 101st competition. Three Varesine Valley. former world champion Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) will retire, thus completing the podium in 3rd place. And if the 42-year-old Spanish veteran continues his streak of good results in Italy this Saturday, Lombardy Tour which will (normally) be his last race. “I feel really good now, just as good as ten years ago, announced Alejandro Valverde at a press conference this Thursday in statements reported by Spanish Eurosport. I’m playing with the best for now, I’m wondering if I should continue my career… But no, it’s better to end this way!”

Video – Pogacar wins in sprint, Valverde takes 3rd!

“Am I the favorite of the Tour of Lombardy? If all goes well, I think so…”

I have to thank the team who always do a great job.‘ said the Iberian staple after crossing the finish line on Tuesday Tre Valli Varesine. “We kept the race under control as both we and UAE Team Emirates. I told Enric (Mas) to try it too but we finally got to the sprint and he did a great job. But we have to congratulate Pogacar because he was faster. Am I missing a final win? I think I should be very happy, I was second the other day, then fourth with Enric’s victory, third today, happy with my last races.“.

Am I Lombardia’s favorite? I don’t know if everything will go well, I think I’m one of the favourites, then the race and form of that day may change but from today I can be there and fight for the victory. If I’m good I really like the new course“, He claimed Valverdebefore reflecting on the sequel and his retirement. The Lombardy Tour has often been the last race of the season and is an event I love. Given my situation, why not dream of winning and finishing my career with a victory? But I know it will be difficult, you also have to keep your feet firmly on the ground. After Lombardy I will rest a bit, then take a little ride with my friends, do some benchmarks and then try to enjoy cycling in a different way with my family, friends and colleagues. I stay with the team, I have two more years on my contract, we will do other things and anything that will make us better will be welcome.”

Fifth Lombardy Tour 2021 won Tadej Pogacar, Liège-Bastogne-Liège’s quadruple winner never managed to win in Lombardy. Is there the best result? Second place in 2013 and 2014. Will his eleventh and final attempt be right?


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