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
(Image credit: Getty Images)

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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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.