Valverde recovers to lead Movistar at Strade Bianche

Movistar have confirmed that Alejandro Valverde will lead the Spanish WorldTour team at this weekend’s Strade Bianche despite falling ill as he returned home from the Abu Dhabi Tour. Carlos Betancur is also set to make his season debut after pulling out of the Colombia Oro y Paz event in January while he continued to recover from injuries he picked up at the end of last year.

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