Alejandro Valverde Belmonte Bio
Birthday: 25th April, 1980
Home: Las Lumbreras, Spain
Alejandro Valverde Belmonte is said to be one of the most talented cyclists of his generation. Valverde is unusual in the cycling world in the way in which he combines all the areas of cycling. He’s an excellent climber and respected time trial rider, and therefore a threat for the general classification for the big grand tours. Because of his good sprinting and strong overall riding Valverde can also ride the single day events just as well.
Valverde's father Juan was an amateur bicycle racer and gave him a bike when he was six years old. His brother Juan Francisco was also an amateur road racing cyclist. Valverde's first race was in Murcia, and he finished second. The following week he won his second race in Yecla. Apparanetly Valverde won more than fifty straight victories between the ages of 11 and 13 years old, earning him the nickname El Imbatido, - The Unbeaten.
Valverde turned professional in 2002.
UCI ProTour, 2006
Tour de France, 1 stage, 2008
Vuelta a Espana, 3 stages
La Flèche Wallonne, 2006