Alejandro Valverde could miss Il Lombardia 2019

Nairo Quintana and Mikel Landa may instead lead the line for Movistar

Alejandro Valverde (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

(Image credit: Getty Images)

Alejandro Valverde is set to miss the final Monument of 2019, Il Lombardia, with other Movistar heavyweights selected to lead the line for the Spanish outfit according to the provisional start list put out by the organisers.

The former world champion will still be riding in Italy this week, at Tre Valli Varesine on Tuesday October 8 and Milan-Turin the following day.

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