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Valverde fears punctures in Gravel World Championships bid

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Gravel Team)

Old habits die hard, and Alejandro Valverde admitted that while he is hopeful of a top result in the UCI Gravel World Championships, one aspect of his former lengthy career on the road could be a fly in the ointment on Sunday.

After taking up gravel racing for his longstanding Movistar team once he retired from the road, Valverde has been training in Italy for the World Championships since Tuesday.

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