Alejandro Valverde extends contract with Movistar until 2021

The world champion will stay on with the team until 2024 in some capacity

The 2024 Road World Championships will be held in Zurich (Photo: Yuzuru SUNADA)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Alejandro Valverde has extended his contract with Movistar until 2021, when he will be 41 years old, with the Spanish team saying he will stay until 2024 with the team in an unspecified capacity.

The current world champion, who is set to line-up for the Tour de France with the team next week in Brussels, already expressed his desire to stay on as a professional until the 2020 Olympic road race, but hinted he could retire after the race in Tokyo.

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