Alejandro Valverde wins again at Ruta del Sol

Alejandro Valverde on his way to winning Stage 1 of the 2014 Ruta del Sol

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Alejandro Valverde won stage one of the Ruta del Sol today to consolidate his overall lead after claiming yesterday’s prologue.

Valverde was well protected by his Movistar teammates on the 2.4km climb to the finish with Jon Izagirre executing a well-time lead-out in the final run. Bauke Mollema (Belkin) was just off the pace for second with the 42 year old Davide Rebellin (CCC) rounding out the podium.

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