Teams & Riders He's coming home!!!! Alejandro Valverde comeback thread.

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What will Valverde's impact be the cycling world in 2012

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Tomorrow on the podium after the race.
As the thread title says: He‘s coming home!
Well deserved for him to finally retire, but I would certainly also be happy if the other part of the thread title came true again. Not to be, though, I think he‘s too old for that. As a big fan of statistics, I liked Valverde for the sheer numbers of his career. I have a soft spot for old riders and champions on the decline though because every race could be their last great success.
Well, there will be a big gap in his palmarès with Lombardia but I can‘t say he hasn‘t still had a career that could certainly rival Nibali‘s.
Been a fan since 2005 when he beat Armstrong on the first mountain stage of the Tour, in a sprint, which was unheard of. I was 13 at the time, I already regarded myself as a veteran cycling fan, but I hadn't seen a rider like him yet. Never thought I would still have the pleasure of watching him ride at 30. Gonna miss him.


Wauw, that completely aligns with my experience with him, even the age numbers are exactly the same!