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Sad: still no Alejandro Valverde in the Tour of Flanders

The Spanish Movistar start Sunday in Antwerp in the Tour of Flanders (Bel/WorldTour) without his murderous Daniele Bennati and Alejandro Valverde, so you made the team Thursday known.

Valverde colored Wednesday with a breakaway still runs by Flanders, traditionally the dress rehearsal for the Round. The Spaniard arrived in Flanders to start with the eye on the kasseienrit in the Tour of France next summer, but will now return to their home country. There start the current leader in the uci world ranking on Saturday in the GP Miguel Indurain.

Bennati at Ghent-Wevelgem last Sunday, a fracture to a metatarsal sustained and is consequently out for the ronde and Paris-Roubaix a week later.

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