Alejandro Valverde wins Vuelta a España stage seven as López reclaims red jersey

Nairo Quintana worked the final selection hard to set things up for the world champion

Alejandro Valverde wins stage seven of the Vuelta a España 2019 (Jose Jordan/AFP/Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Alejandro Valverde took the summit finish victory on stage seven of the Vuelta a España as Miguel Ángel López reclaimed the red jersey following Dylan Teuns' very brief tenancy.

The world champion made the final selection alongside Movistar team-mate Nairo Quintana, Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) and Astana's Miguel Ángel López on the final 4km climb of the day that featured some tough gradients.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

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