Valverde weighs up Giro d'Italia GC options after stunning Blockhaus ride

Alejandro Valverde at the Giro d'Italia
Alejandro Valverde at the Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Getty Images)

“It’s difficult, but we’re up there, and we’ll see how we go, day-by-day,” is how Alejandro Valverde summed up in less than 20 words what his current GC options are in the Giro d’Italia.

As difficult as the GC maybe, there’s no doubting that at 42, Valverde is doing far better than teammate Ivan Sosa, 18 years his junior, even thought the recent winner of the Vuelta Asturias is supposedly the Movistar GC leader for the Giro.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.