Valverde: 'I will sacrifice myself to help Quintana win the Tour de France'

Alejandro Valverde is confident Movistar's plan for the Alpine stages of the Tour de France will deliver Nairo Quintana to victory

Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde at the 2016 Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Alejandro Valverde insists Movistar have a plan to dethrone Chris Froome as the Tour de France's leader in the final four stages, but wouldn't reveal just when his team would attack.

Valverde's teammate, Nairo Quintana, has been notable in his quietness through the first 16 stages of the race. A short attack on Ventoux was soon snubbed out by Froome and the Colombian was then dropped by the Team Sky man.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.