It is good news for Spanish people that former champion Alejandro Valverde has won the fourth stage of Vuelta. Vuelta is a bicycle race that is held annually in Spain for multiple stages. From this news, it is directly clear that Sagan who recently won his first Grand Tour stage for two years had to settle for second place. On the other hand, Valverde won three week Grand Tour in 2009 and then moved up in the major classification to 25 seconds behind Chaves. His Movistar team mate Nairo Quinta remained off the leader’s pace with 36 second only whereas Chris Froome still 40 seconds back. Froome is aiming to be the third man in the history who will win the Tour de France and Vuelta in the same year. On the other hand, Valverde said that the final climb was very good demanding for him and he was looking at the profile of stages. After the promotion to fourth stage, he has decided to move to the top and he is in great practice in order to achieve the title of Vuelta. Moreover, he has also impressed others with his skills due to which he became the former champion of this bicycle race. Spanish people are also willing to see him at the top and want him to get the title of race. After winning the fourth stage of Vuelta, he has proved himself as one of the best cyclists this year and he has to work hard and get more wins in order to prove his skills onwards.
Among the winning stages of Vuelta, 14 riders are in lists who have won more than 10 stages. Delio Rodriguez from Spain is at the top with the victory of 39 games and proved himself as one of the best cyclists in the history. No one could even try to break this record because the second one in the list has won only 20 games who is Alessandro Petacchi from Italy. Spain is at the top for achieving maximum number of victories and hosted Vuelta for many times. The longest edition of Vuelta was in 1941 which was of about 4440km and the shortest edition was in 1963 which was of about 2429 km. The fastest average speed was in 2001 which was 42.534km/h whereas the slowest average speed was in 1941 which was about 26.262km/h.
Valverde is now among one of the top listed winners in Spain who is willing to get the title of present stage of Vuelta. Moreover, he also collected the silver medal in UCI Road World Championships for two times in 2003 and 2005 and collected the bronze medal four times in 2006, 2012, 2013 and 2014. He had to face the tough time of his life as well when he was suspended from game for two years during a large court battle but returned to the competition in 2012 after the completion of ban. Now the people of Spain want him to be promoted in the next stages as he won the previous stages.