Alejandro Valverde will ride Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España in final season

The Spanish rider consequently won't compete at the Tour de France ever again

Alejandro Valverde retirement 2022
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Alejandro Valverde has confirmed he will race the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España next season, and expects to return to the Ardennes Classics too. 

As a result, the Spaniard won't compete at the Tour de France next season, with the Vuelta, understandably the priority, taking place just weeks after the conclusion of the race in Paris.

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