Alejandro Valverde (Spain) wins Men Elite Road Race
The Spanish rider Alejandro Valverde won the Men Elite Road Race at the 2018 UCI Road World Championships Innsbruck-Tirol in Austria. Romain Bardet (France) and Michael Woods (Canada) finished second and third respectively.
- Alejandro Valverde - 258km in 6h46’41”, average speed 38.064km/h
- Romain Bardet s.t.
- Michael Woods s.t.
Speaking seconds after the race the winner Alejandro Valverde said: “The truth is, this is incredible. I’ve fought for many years, and finally I get it. The Spanish national team was attentive in every moment in the race. I controlled the distance from the finishing line. It was a very long sprint. I took my responsibilities and I launched my sprint at 350 metres, which was perfect for me. It’s the win of the national selection, of all the people who like me and support me. I’m speechless because I don’t believe it. I’ve been close many times. I’ve had several medals but I was still missing the gold. I’m caught by a huge emotion.”
Press conference interviews and further details to follow.