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July 14, 2005

Rumor: Valverde to abandon?

ElPais.com | Alejandro Valverde abandonará mañana el Tour de Francia | (rough Google translation) Spanish media are reporting that white jersey Alejandro Valverde, sitting 5th overall in the Tour, will withdraw tomorrow, the result of a knee problem apparently dating back to the Stage 4 Team Time Trial. Valverde is 3:16 off Lance Armstrong's lead and 3:09 up on Yaroslav Popovych in the young rider's competition. If he does drop out, Popovych would take over the white jersey, where he leads Andrey Kashechkin (bless you) of Cofidis by 7 seconds.

Posted by Frank Steele on July 14, 2005 in Alejandro Valverde, Andrey Kashechkin, Tour news, Yaroslav Popovych | Permalink


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Ca fait plaisir qu'un Francais gagne une etape pour le 14 Juillet. Bravo!

Posted by: seo at Jul 15, 2005 2:39:41 AM

Well, he just handed in his race number- quite sad. He would've been great to watch in the Pyrenees. Wonder what caused his knee problem..

Posted by: e at Jul 15, 2005 9:28:40 AM