Valverde 'not permitted' at Movistar presentation

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Alejandro Valverde's presentation as a Movistar rider for the 2012 season, due to take place on Tuesday in Madrid, has been postponed as a result of what the team claims are instructions from the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).

A press release on Monday evening from Movistar says that "the UCI has not permitted the presence of the rider... by virtue of an interpretation of the international rules".

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