Alejandro Valverde crashes out of Vuelta a España

Team Movistars Alejandro Valverde of Spain crosses the finish line of the 15th stage of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 191 km between Ceret and AndorreLaVieille on July 11 2021 Photo by Philippe LOPEZ AFP Photo by PHILIPPE LOPEZAFP via Getty Images
Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) (Image credit: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) crashed out of the Vuelta a España on stage 7, just as he and his team were opening up the race on the first day in the mountains. 

The Spaniard, who started the day fourth overall, attacked with more than 40km remaining on the category-2 Puerto El Colloa, drawing out the likes of Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) as they tried to put leader Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) on the back foot. 

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