Alejandro Valverde Claims Third Straight Tour of Andalusia

MADRID, Feb 23, 2014 (AFP) - Spaniard Alejandro Valverde became the first man to win three consecutive Tours of Andalusia as he extended his advantage on Sunday's fourth and final stage. Valverde finished 31 seconds ahead of Sky's Australian rider Richie Porte in second with Spaniard Luis Leon Sanchez a further two seconds back in third for Caja Rural. Dutch rider Moreno Hofland … [Read more...]

Hivert Wins Again As Valverde Remains In Lead At Tour of Andalusia

MADRID, Feb 19, 2013 (AFP) - Frenchman Jonathan Hivert, of the Sojasun team, followed up his victory in Monday's first stage by winning the second stage of the Tour of Andalusia on Tuesday. The 27-year-old once again prevailed in a sprint, this time from American Tyler Farrar and Italy's Francesco Lasca, at the end of the 194.2km ride from Trebujena to Montilla. In the overall … [Read more...]

Hivert Wins Stage, Valverde Retains Overall Lead At Tour of Andalusia

MADRID, Feb 18, 2013 (AFP) - Frenchman Jonathan Hivert won the first stage of the Tour of Andalusia on Monday, a 164km ride from San Fernando to Ubrique. The 27-year-old - who is in top form having won France's first professional race of the season the Etoile de Besseges in early February - prevailed in a sprint finish ahead of Spaniard Alejandro Valverde and Dutchman Bauke Mollema. … [Read more...]