Valverde back from ban with Movistar

Alejandro Valverde wins Vuelta a Espana 2009, stage 21

Eighteen months after he last raced his bike, tomorrow (Tuesday) Alejandro Valverde will once again officially form part of a team when he strides onto the stage for the team launch of the 2012 Movistar squad.

Of all the riders implicated in Operacion Puerto, Spain's biggest ever anti-doping investigation that started way back in 2006 but which is still - incredibly - going through the courts, Valverde is the last to end his suspension.

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