The 38-year-old Spaniard is vying to become the oldest winner of the Giro d'Italia — in his corsa rosa debut.
The 36-year-old Spaniard makes his Giro d'Italia debut Friday, and he's feeling good about riding onto the podium in Torino.
The year's first grand tour kicks off May 6, and three riders stand above the rest of the field as favorites to win the overall.
Italian authorities played a crucial role in Alejandro Valverde's two-year racing ban, but the Spaniard insists he's over the past.
Alejandro Valverde was a favorite to win a record fourth Liège-Bastogne-Liège title Sunday, but a mix of several factors did him in.
A few riders could upset favorite Alejandro Valverde in Liège-Bastogne-Liège, but the weather could really throw a wrench into the mix.
Alejandro Valverde breaks a four-way tie for most wins in men's Fleche Wallonne, but the race has changed a lot over the years.
Alejandro Valverde defends his title and now holds the record for wins in La Flèche Wallonne, out-sprinting Julian Alaphilippe.
Wednesday's Flèche Wallonne ends on the famed Mur de Huy, and the puncheurs of the peloton will be there fighting for a win.
Alejandro Valverde has six wins in the Ardennes classics, but this week he's focused on staying safe and fit for his Giro d'Italia debut.