Alejandro Valverde Reflects on his 100 Pro Victories
Alejandro Valverde reflects on feelings after making the select group of active riders with more than hundred pro victories: fourth within current generation, second-ever Spaniard to reach the milestone.
He had beaten the record of podium finishes in the World Championships (6), obtained the most wins at Flèche Wallonne (4), Vuelta a Murcia and Ruta del Sol (5 each), achieved the longest age difference between his first and -so far- latest win in the Vuelta a España (12 years). All of those are now joined by one of Alejandro Valverde’s most impressive achievements in his 15-season career. The 36-year-old from Murcia has made the select group of riders who have obtained 100 or more victories as pro competitors.
Within those active at the moment, only Tom Boonen, Mark Cavendish and André Greipel have reached that far. In Spain, Txomin Perurena was the only able to surpass the mark in the 1970s, the unmatched Miguel Indurain just three short of hundred. More relaxed after his fifth Andalucía win and with his sights already set on his next goal, Paris-Nice, we look back together with the Movistar Team rider, seeking for his most profound feelings on a historic career success.