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Valverde amazes with his victory at the Critérium Dauphiné
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Valverde amazes with his victory at the Critérium Dauphiné

The peloton's grandfather imposes his cunning on a mountain stage after taking advantage of the excellent work of Lpez and Verona.Valverde celebrates the victory at the Dauphin.AFPThe grandfather dances on a path strewn with traps to the admiration of some rivals who already have assumed that with him the utopian is feasible. Alejandro ValverdeAt the age of 41, he leaves his undying signature at the Critrium Dauphin, the last top-ranking test prior to the Tour de France. The 2018 world champion won the sixth day of the French round, ending at the port of Le Sappey in Charteuse, after an extraordinary ramp sprint and a great job from Movistar.The austrian Lukas Postlberger (Bora Hansgrohe) lost the yellow jersey to the Kazakh Alexey Lutsenko (Astana).Valverde completed Movistar's control w...
Perico Delgado: "I was a movie character: I excited people"
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Perico Delgado: "I was a movie character: I excited people"

IAKO DAZ-GUERRA Updated Monday, May 31, 2021 - 22:27"Sometimes I even dream that I'm late and I wake up screaming:" Not again, not again! " Perico be part of laughter. There is no other moment of absolute amazement in Spanish sport than that inaugural time trial of the '89 Tour in Luxembourg. Delgado defends the throne and arrives like a bull. Arrives? Sure it comes? Does not reach! Yes, there it appears, but almost three minutes late and the myth, instead of diminishing, multiplies. There have been better Spanish cyclists, but surely none more popular. Become Premium from € 1 the first month Take advantage of this limited-time offer and access all web content I want it Are you alrea...
Robert Marchand, the cyclist who collected longevity records, dies at 109
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Robert Marchand, the cyclist who collected longevity records, dies at 109

His short stature had alienated him from professionalism and it was only after retirement that he rediscovered a taste for cycling.Marchand, in an image from January 2017.APRobert Marchand, considered the oldest cyclist in the world having set several records as a centenary, died early Saturday at the age of 109, in Mitry-Mory, a city on the outskirts of Paris.In 2018, when asked about the secret of his longevity, he answered with lucid precision: "Do everything, but without abusing anything." His healthy lifestyle was based on daily exercise, mostly focused on flexibility. He belonged to the Club Cyclos Mitryens and his training focused on the exercise bike, since his hearing loss compromised his outings on the roads.His short stature, around 1.55 meters, had distanced him at the time f...
The Tour of Andalusia and other survival exercises
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The Tour of Andalusia and other survival exercises

Outside of its usual dates, after enormous organizational stress, the Vuelta a Andaluca begins. Colombian Miguel ngel Lpez is the big favorite. Much great sprinter in a mountainous route and without chrono.Miguel ngel Lpez, last week in the Challenge Mallorca.This Tuesday and until Saturday the 67 Vuelta a Andaluca will be held, starting in Cala de MIjas (Malaga) and ending after five stages in Pulp (Almera). The edition is a living example of what cycling organizers suffer when they have to maintain the business that has taken so many years to build outside their usual dates. Joaqun Cuevas and his team have found the support of the sponsors and also of many of the top-tier teams although cohabitation with the Giro d'Italia and other competitions reduce the number of medical runners pre...
Five months later, Tom Dumoulin announces that he is returning to cycling with Olympic gold as his goal
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Five months later, Tom Dumoulin announces that he is returning to cycling with Olympic gold as his goal

The Dutchman, who announced his temporary retirement in January, will race the Tour of Switzerland in June, as announced by his team, the Jumbo Visma.Dumoulin, in a picture from last season.Jumbo VismaLast January, the bombshell news jumped. Tom Dumoulin, one of the most talented cyclists in the international peloton, was leaving him. He announced that he was retiring temporarily, jaded, uncomfortable with his performance. This Thursday, his team the Jumbo Visma, has confirmed that the Dutchman is back: he will get on the bike next June 6 in the Tour of Switzerland.Dumoulin opted to take time off to rethink your career path. A decision that caused enormous surprise both in the squad and in his own team. At 30, the Dutch preferred not to receive his salary during the absence. The dapp...
Woods wins the queen stage of the Tour de Romandie and snatches the lead from Marc Soler
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Woods wins the queen stage of the Tour de Romandie and snatches the lead from Marc Soler

The Spaniard is fourth overall, 33 points behind the Canadian.Michael Woods wins the stage while Geraint Thomas goes to the ground.EFEThe canadian Michael Woods I won the British hand in hand Geraint Thomas in the sprint for victory in the queen stage of the Tour de Romanda and snatched the Spaniard Marc Soler the leadership in the Swiss race, which will be decided this Sunday in an individual time trial of 16.2 km. Woods, leader of the Israel Start-Up Nation team, achieved the eighth victory of his career after beating Thomas, with whom he had advanced the group of favorites with two kilometers left. The British went to the ground in full sprint and was passed by the Australian Ben O'Connor, who came second, 17 seconds behind the winner. Thomas was third, at 21. Soler, who had donned th...
Bath of glory and sad dedication of Marc Soler in the Tour de Romandía
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Bath of glory and sad dedication of Marc Soler in the Tour de Romandía

The Movistar rider won the third stage and became leader the same day that Jess Hoyos, who was the team's doctor for many years, passed away.Marc Soler celebrates his victory on the stage.AFPAgainst wind and water, on a day of permanent flood, the Catalan Marc Soler (Movistar) pulled off his courage to assert a final break that allowed him to win the third stage of the Tour de Romanda on his own, starting and finishing in Estavayer and also donning the yellow jersey on the eve of the queen stage, two steps from the end. of the career. The Catalan raised his arms in the middle of the rain with a time of 3:58:35, with a 22-second lead over the main group led by Danish. Magnus Cort (EF), Slovak Peter Sagan (Bora) and Italian Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain) and also Spanish Ion Izagirre (Astana). A ...
Óscar Sevilla and his secret to winning stages in four different decades
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Óscar Sevilla and his secret to winning stages in four different decades

The Spaniard, who made his first prize in 1999 and won a stage in the Vuelta a Colombia that ended this Sunday, says that the key to continuing at 44 years is to preserve the illusion, have good nutritional habits and quality trainingscar Sevilla, leader of the Tour of Colombia.But this guy never retires? Rivals of scar Sevilla they are amazed at the competitive ability of a cyclist who breaks longevity records. This runner born on September 29, 1976 in Ossa de Montiel (Albacete) has set an unparalleled record: conquering stages in four different decades. The first was on May 9, 1999, in the fourth stage of the Tour de Romanda (round that today premieres edition), the last, in the Vuelta a Colombia, ended on Sunday, in which Become Premium from € 1 the first month ...
Pogacar is exhibited in Liège and bitter the 41 birthday of Valverde
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Pogacar is exhibited in Liège and bitter the 41 birthday of Valverde

The Slovenian scores the oldest classic and beats Alaphilippe and Valverde in the sprint, who assumed responsibility for the finish Pogacar celebrates the victory in Liège.Bastoa-Liège.Dirk WaemAFPThe 'Doyenne' is for guys with callus. The endless series of 11 ascents through the narrow paths of Wallonia punish joints and block neurons. A hell for novices, an ordeal for experts. Liège-Bastoa-Liège is only available to the gifted, such as Tadej Pogacar, which this Sunday inscribed his name as the winner of the 107th edition of the oldest race, the third Monument of this classic season. Huge this Slovenian, devourer of records and forecasts. A throne climber who surpasses a sprinter like Julian Alaphilippe and how bitter the 41st birthday of the unrepeatable Alejandro Valverde.The last ...
Guillaume Martin, the philosopher cyclist: "Athletes are not idiots"
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Guillaume Martin, the philosopher cyclist: "Athletes are not idiots"

The Frenchman, 11 in the last Tour and leader of the Cofidis in the spring classics, publishes his book 'Socrates on a bicycle'.Guillaume Martin.Cofidis Solutions CrditsI am cycling because it is a fiction. I train many hours, I don't allow myself any excess, I go to sleep very soon ... I give myself completely, but I do not forget that I am part of a game. Getting to a goal first in the middle of nowhere is a stupid achievement. It does not mean anything. It has no value on its own. But everything in life is like this. Life is an illusion, like cycling. Life only has the meaning that you want to give it.Guillaume Martin (Paris, 1993) is a cyclist and a philosopher. The Become Premium from € 1 the first month Take advantage of this limi...