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Cycling-Runner-up Rodriguez dejected after Valverde lets Costa go (Reuters)
September 29, 2013 (20:15) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports
By Julien Pretot FLORENCE, Italy, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Joaquim Rodriguez lost out to Portugal's Rui Costa in the world championships road race on Sunday but the Spaniard could be forgiven for also thinking he was beaten by compatriot Alejandro Valverde. Valverde, who finished the 272.3-km race in third place, failed to cover Costa's decisive attack 1.5-km from the finish before the Portuguese caught Rodriguez and outsprinted him to the line. Had he followed on Costa's wheel, Valverde could have "sandbagged" his rival - sat behind him and toyed with his nerves. ... More...
Cycling-Valverde believes Nibali is getting unfair advantage (Reuters)
September 10, 2013 (16:45) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports
By Alasdair Fotheringham CALAHORRA, Spain, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Spanish rider Alejandro Valverde believes some riders in the Tour of Spain, including overall leader Vincenzo Nibali, are getting an unfair advantage by using helicopters to get back to their team hotels. Speaking on Tuesday's rest day, Valverde told reporters that with most riders having already raced in one Grand Tour this season, general fatigue was a bigger factor than usual. ... More...
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