Ruta del Sol review: Valverde’s triple crown

Alejandro Valverde won the first three stages en route to his third consecutive victory at the 60th edition of the Vuelta a Andalucia-Ruta del Sol ahead of Richie Porte. However, this was as much a battle between Movistar and Sky as it was between Valverde and Porte, with the Spanish squad drawing first blood in what promises to be a season-long tussle at major stage races throughout 2014.

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