Historic Overview Alejandro Valverde Belmonte

Rider

Overall Rank4
NameAlejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE
Country
  Spain
Date of birth25-Apr-1980 - Las Lumbreras (Murcia)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Alejandro Valverde Belmonte

Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (born 25 April 1980) is a Spanish road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Movistar Team. Valverde's biggest wins have been the Vuelta a España in 2009, Critérium du Dauphiné in 2008 and 2009, Tour of the Basque Country in 2017, Volta a Catalunya in 2009, 2017 and 2018, Liège–Bastogne–Liège in 2006, 2008, 2015 and 2017, La Flèche Wallonne in 2006, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, the Clásica de San Sebastián in 2008 and 2014, the 2006 and 2008 UCI ProTours, the 2014 and 2015 UCI World Tours, and the road race in the 2018 World Championships.

Overall, Valverde has 123 professional wins. Prior to his Worlds win, he already held the record for most medals won at World Championships - he twice collected the silver medal in the World Championships, in 2003 and 2005, as well as the bronze four times in 2006, 2012, 2013 and 2014. As of 2019, Valverde has placed in the Top 10 of a Grand Tour nineteen times. Valverde is rare in combining different specialities in road bicycle racing, being a strong climbing specialist, sprinter and a good time-trialist. The online database Cycling Ranking ranks him as the 4th best cyclist of all time.

After a lengthy court battle, he was suspended for two years as part of the Operación Puerto blood doping investigation, but he returned to competition in 2012 upon completion of the ban. All his results from 2010 were stripped, including the overall win in the 2010 Tour de Romandie, and he did not compete in 2011.

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Badges

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Major Victories

Vuelta a España 2009
World Championships Road Race 2018
Liège - Bastogne - Liège 2006, 2008, 2015, 2017
Dauphiné Libéré 2008, 2009
La Flèche Wallonne 2006, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Clasica San Sebastian 2008, 2014
Vuelta al Pais Vasco 2017
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2009, 2017, 2018
Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
Vuelta a Valencia 2004, 2007, 2018
Giro del Lazio 2014
Route du Sud 2018
Vuelta a Murcia 2004, 2007, 2008, 2014, 2017
UAE Tour 2018
G.P. Miguel Induráin 2014, 2018
Klasika Primavera de Amorebieta 2003, 2004, 2009
Paris - Camembert 2008
Vuelta a Castilla y León 2016
Prueba Villafranca-Ordiziako Klasika 2003
Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana 2005, 2013, 2015
Tour de France - stages 2005 (1), 2008 (2), 2012 (1)
Giro d'Italia - stages 2016 (1)
Vuelta a España - stages 2003 (2), 2004 (1), 2006 (1), 2008 (1), 2012 (2), 2014 (1), 2015 (1), 2018 (2), 2019 (1)
Paris - Nice - stages 2005 (1), 2012 (1)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 2008 (2)
Tour de Romandie - stages 2006 (1)
Vuelta al Pais Vasco - stages 2003 (1), 2004 (1), 2005 (2), 2006 (1), 2017 (1)
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - stages 2009 (1), 2015 (3), 2017 (3), 2018 (2)
Tour Down Under - stages 2012 (1)
Vuelta a Andalucia - Ruta del Sol - stages 2012 (1), 2013 (2), 2014 (3), 2016 (1), 2017 (1)
Vuelta a Valencia - stages 2004 (2), 2018 (2)
Route du Sud - stages 2018 (1)
Vuelta a Murcia - stages 2006 (1), 2007 (1), 2008 (1)
UAE Tour - stages 2018 (1), 2019 (1)
Vuelta a Castilla y León - stages 2009 (2), 2016 (2)
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Seasons

Alejandro Valverde Belmonte - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 2002 Kelme - Costa Blanca 313 227
2. 2003 Kelme - Costa Blanca 1744 12
3. 2004 Comunidad Valenciana - Kelme 1755 12
4. 2005 Illes Balears - Caisse d'Epargne 1523 17
5. 2006 Caisse d'Epargne - Illes Baleares 3346 1
6. 2007 Caisse d'Epargne 2070 7
7. 2008 Caisse d'Epargne 3566 1
8. 2009 Caisse d'Epargne 2868 2
9. 2010 Caisse d'Epargne 1146 28
10. 2012 Movistar Team 2493 4
11. 2013 Movistar Team 3029 4
12. 2014 Movistar Team 3375 2
13. 2015 Movistar Team 3617 1
14. 2016 Movistar Team 2985 3
15. 2017 Movistar Team 2056 10
16. 2018 Movistar Team 2767 5
17. 2019 Movistar Team 2530 5
18. 2020 Movistar Team 73 22
Overall: 41256 4