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Caisse d'Epargne for the Ardennes

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April 20, 2007, 1:00 BST,
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April 20, 2009, 22:20 BST
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Latest Cycling News for April 20, 2007

By Monika Prell The team Caisse d'Epargne has announced his teams for the three next classics in the...

By Monika Prell

The team Caisse d'Epargne has announced his teams for the three next classics in the Netherlands.

Alejandro Valverde will be the leader of the team in the Ardennes Classics, directed by the Sport Director Eusebio Unzue. The Murcian affirms that "these classics are the first big objective of my season."

He is content with his preparation. "I chose to prepare by taking part in the País Vasco and I think it was the right choice. The race was very hard, with mountains every day, and long stages many riders wanted to win. The rhythm was also very high every day. I think it has been the ideal preparation in view of the three difficult classics; Amstel, the Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège."

After the Vuelta all País Vasco, he "took advantage of this week to rest and recover. It will be very difficult to do as well as I did last year, but I will have a strong team at my side and I hope to be able to win one of the three."

The line-ups:
Amstel Gold Race (22/04): José Vicente Garcia, David López García, Francisco Pérez, Joaquím Rodríguez, Luis León Sánchez, José Joaquín Rojas, Alejandro Valverde and Constantino Zaballa.

Flèche Wallonne (25/04): José Vicente Garcia, David López García, Francisco Pérez, Joaquím Rodríguez, Luis León Sánchez, José Joaquín Rojas, Alejandro Valverde and Constantino Zaballa.

Liège-Bastogne-Liège (29/04): José Vicente Garcia, Vladimir Karpets, David López García, Francisco Pérez, Joaquím Rodríguez, Luis León Sánchez, José Joaquín Rojas and Alejandro Valverde.

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