Daily Archive: Saturday, July 1, 2017

Alejandro Valverde’s Tour de France ends on first day due to nasty crash

Medics attend to Spain’s Alejandro Valverde after rainy conditions sent him flying into a metal barrier. (Peter Dejong/Associated Press) Four-time Tour de France stage winner Alejandro Valverde will not get his chance to win a fifth stage during this year’s race, which kicked off Saturday in Dusseldorf, Germany. The 37-year-old Movistar rider, who finished in