'I'm in good shape, I love the race route': Alejandro Valverde tempted to ride the Tour of Flanders

Alejandro Valverde says that he has not 100 per cent excluded the possibility that he will stay on in Belgium after Wednesday's Dwars Door Vlaanderen

Alejandro Valverde.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Alejandro Valverde has said that he is tempted to stay on in Belgium after Wednesday's Dwars Door Vlaanderen and race in the Tour of Flanders on Sunday for the first time in his career.

The Spaniard is currently enjoying strong form after bouncing back from a serious knee injury sustained on the opening stage of the 2017 Tour de France that wrecked the latter half of last season.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.