Alejandro Valverde and Primož Roglič take dominant victories in final Tour de France warm-up races

Valverde and Roglič win Route d'Occitanie and Tour of Slovenia

Alejandro Valverde wins the summit finish in the Route d'Occitanie

(Image credit: Route d'Occitanie)

Away from the Critérium du Dauphiné and Tour de Suisse, Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Primož Roglič (LottoNL-Jumbo) took victories in two of the smaller Tour de France warm-up races, winning the Route d'Occitanie and Tour of Slovenia respectively.

Having decided against starting the Tour de Suisse after illness hampered his preparation, Valverde headed to south-west France for the Route d'Occitanie - previously called the Route du Sud - where he won the race's only summit finish to propel him to overall victory.

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