Valverde to miss Vuelta a Murcia as Movistar take COVID-19 precautions

Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana 2022 - 72nd Edition — 2nd stage Betera - Torrent 172,1 km - 03/02/2022 - Alejandro Valverde (ESP - Movistar Team) - photo Luis Angel Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency©2022
(Image credit: Luis Angel Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency)

Alejandro Valverde will miss his home race the Vuelta a Murcia and the inaugural edition of the Clásica Jaén Paraíso Interior as a precaution after his Movistar team recorded two confirmed COVID-19 cases at last week’s Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana.

Although Juri Hollmann and Einer Rubio both tested positive for COVID-19 at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, Movistar continued in the race, with Enric Mas placing 4th overall and Valverde finishing 5th.

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