Valverde wins final stage, overall at 2013 Ruta del Sol

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  • Published Feb. 20, 2013
Alejandro Valverde carried the red leader's jersey to a second Andalucía stage win on Wednesday. Photo:

MADRID (AFP) — Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) won the final stage and the overall at the Vuelta Andalucía Ruta Ciclista del Sol (Tour

Valverde, who won Sunday’s prologue, retained the leader’s jersey through the 183km fourth and final stage, between Lucena and Rincon de la Victoria.

Simon Spilak (Katusha) was second overall, with veteran Davide Rebellin (Polsat Polkowice).

“Honestly, we couldn’t have closed this race in a better way,” said Valverde. “I think that this is my best ever start for a season, and I’m the first one who is surprised about that. I cannot say I’m not well, because you can’t win in bad form, but I wasn’t expecting to do so well here.”

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