Alejandro Valverde Tour de France 2007 st 5

Controversial Spanish rider Alejandro Valverde has said he will ?go to the World?s with my head held high.? ? even though the organisers have said they don?t want him.

Valverde, and former ?World?s ambassador? Erik Zabel found out last week that the German organisers considered them persona non grata for the World?s because they were ?incompatible with the new direction cycling should be taking.?

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