The Olympic Games in Tokyo and the 40 years were the limits that Alejandro Valverde had set for his career. But as always with Murcia, the limits are extended. Because announces that it will continue on the bicycle until 2021, when it has already turned 41 years old. Later, it will be integrated into the structure of the Movistar Team at least until 2024. His idea for those three years is "to teach young people, help the team in any facet and contributing what I know," he says.
"I am very happy for this renovation, everyone knows that Movistar Team is my house. I have always felt very loved and respected here, and I am very happy to be able to continue these two years with the team. It gives me peace of mind to continue working and continue to enjoy the bike. We will fight hard for new victories, as many as possible, and I will also try to help my teammates achieve great successes in the future, "explains the current world champion.
"We feel privileged to have enjoyed all this time of someone with the sporting value and the human dimension that Alejandro has. It has given us enormous successes, of course, but it has offered us many other lessons beyond victories. His recovery in 2017 after the very serious injury he suffered in that Tour de France; his persistence to seek so many triumphs; or the exceptional treatment he has always given to everyone who has surrounded him, make him be a must for us, a leader on and off the road. I hope that in these next years I can continue to enjoy this sport as always, "says the team's manager, Eusebio Unzúe.