Alejandro Valverde

The rider widely rated as cycling?s current number one, Spaniard Alejandro Valverde, has received an offer from German squad T-Mobile for 2007. The 2006 ProTour winner and runner-up in the Tour of Spain could take over from Jan Ullrich - sacked from T-Mobile following his implication in Operacion Puerto  -  as their leader for the Tour de France and Ardennes Classics.

Despite official denials by the German team, T-Mobile?s offer has been confirmed by both Valverde?s current squad, Caisse D?Epargne and  - according to Valverde?s  team manager Eusebio Unzue - by the rider himself.

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