Alejandro Valverde: Second place at Flèche Wallonne 'is worth as much as a victory'

Spaniard finishes on podium for eight time in final time up Mur de Huy

Alejandro Valverde
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One final time up the Mur de Huy for Alejandro Valverde, one final podium for the Spaniard.

In his 20 year career, Flèche Wallonne has been the race that has come to give him his best success: five victories, two second places and one third place. His final runners-up spot on Wednesday came days before his 42nd birthday, and clearly meant a lot to the Movistar rider.

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