Rider profile: Alejandro Valverde
Valverde, aka 'The Bullet', is a Grand Tour winner (the 2009 Vuelta) and should contend strongly for a top-ten finish in the 2013 Tour de France. Should the Spaniard be riding at all, though? Some might argue not – after all, this is a man who has recently served a two-year suspension for doping. Still, Valverde has done his time and is back in the peloton this season, finishing in third place in Liege-Bastoge-Liege and seventh in the Criterium du Dauphine (won by Chris Froome).
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