By Monika Prell
In the Volta a Mallorca Alejandro Valverde is acting in an unusual role. "Many cyclists in my team are showing that in this race they are in great form and that they have a lot of possibilities to win the final general classification," he confirmed to todociclismo.com. "I'm working for them like they are working for me in other races." Luis León Sánchez is currently in fourth overall, at five seconds to overall race leader Ezequiel Mosquera (Karpin-Galicia).
He has planned to compete in one of the two remaining days before taking a rest until the Vuelta a Valenciana (February 27 to March 3). Then, continuing his preparation for the Tour de France, he will compete in the Vuelta a Murcia, Milano - Sanremo, la Vuelta al País Vasco and some spring classics.
The 26 year-old affirmed that his relation to Oscar Pereiro, possible winner of the 2006 Tour, is sensational. "It's great to share the responsibility on the big objectives and we are good friends."