By Antonio J. Salmerón
Alejandro Valverde is looking forward to a good performance at the Critérium International. This weekend's three stage race could provide the Spaniard a chance to add to his already brilliant palmarés. Valverde is confident going into the race, "because I have a great motivation and very good sensations".
Valverde assured that, "I am improving my form, so that I hope to reach my maximum in the Classics in April, which are my first great objective this season". Valverde has been studying the Critérium International route, and said that he likes the route. In this sense, Valverde is aware that "this race will be decided on the first sector on Sunday morning, because this stage is very short, and also very hard; something that suits my characteristics. "
The Caisse d'Epargne team for the Critérium International is composed by Imanol Erviti, Fran Perez, Mathieu Perget, Nicholas Portal, Sébastien Portal, Vicente Reynes, Luis Leon Sanchez and AlejandroValverde.