It really isn't an abnormality to see Valverde attacking - I have seen all the races he has raced this year, and he has attacked one to multiple times every damn time. In the classics, Strade, Dwaars and Amstel (and obviously the lesser Spanish one-day races where he always is the biggest animator) and the stage races, in particular Catalonia. He has been riding very aggressively.Brullnux said:Very good race (Valverde attacked!) and great podium too. Nice to see Craddock up there as well, even if he was only there because he was in the break.
I think the foruncolo has destroyed Nibali's Liege prep