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- Alejandro Valverde Belmonte is a Spanish road racing cyclist for UCI ProTour team Movistar Team. Valverde's biggest wins have been the 2009 Vuelta a España, the Liège–Bastogne–Liège in 2006, 2008 and 2006 UCI ProTour series championship. He has twice collected the silver medal in the UCI Road World Championships, in 2003 and 2005. Valverde is rare in combining different specialities in road bicycle racing, being a strong climber, sprinter and time-trialist in his later years. 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.
- also known as The Green Bullet, Alejandro Valverde Belmonte, Balaverde, El Bala, El Imbatido, The Bullet, The Unbeaten
- born on (35 years ago) in Region of Murcia, child of Juan Valverde and Maria Belmonte
- nationality: Spain
- profession: Professional road racing cyclist
- Marriage with Natalia Mateo
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- Alejandro Valverde is the son of Alejandro Valverde and Natalia Mateo.
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major elite road-race winners San Sebastian Classic (Clasica Ciclista San Alejandro Valverde (ESP) 2 Aug 2008 Sebastian) Vattenfall Cyclassics Robbie McEwen (AUS) 7 Sep 2008 Tour of ...
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