After the signing of Nairo Quintana, Movistar still has free spots in the team for next season, something that has sparked rumors that Alejandro Valverde could be the one to complete the squad for 2024.
Valverde has an ongoing contract with the Spanish team in 2024 and his idea is to remain linked to Abarca Sports, which supports the team’s business structure. However, the cyclist does not see himself as a director from the car, something very common among retired cyclists.
That further feed the rumors about the possible return of Alejandro Valverde. In fact, sources close to Valverde said that there is “a pending conversation” about what his duties will be next year.
Meanwhile, Alejandro Valverde, who said goodbye to professional cycling in October 2022, finishing sixth in Lombardia, continues to maintain his physique at 42 years old and after a season away from the UCI World Tour. The Murcian has been competing as an amateur regularly, where he has fun while showing the quality that he still has in his legs. His training continues to be the same as when he competed professionally, so the rumors about his return only increase.