Valverde: Alaphilippe is not the only rival at Flèche Wallonne

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) gets a record fourth Fleche Wallonne win
Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) wins on the Mur de Huy in 2016. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/

Buoyed by his fifth-place finish at Amstel Gold Race, Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) returns to La Flèche Wallonne on Wednesday bidding to add to his record haul of five victories atop the Mur de Huy.

Valverde first triumphed at Flèche Wallonne in 2006 and, after serving a suspension following his implication in Operación Puerto, he later added four consecutive victories from 2014 to 2017.

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