Alejandro Valverde abandons Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2019

Dan Martin has also abandoned the race

Alejandro Valverde at Dwars door Vlaanderen 2019 (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) has abandoned Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2019.

The Spaniard climbed off with just over 100km to go, just as the race was livening up with Deceuninck - Quick-Step splitting the peloton as they chased down the day's breakaway.

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