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It seems that anything Oscar Freire can do Alejandro Valverde can do just as well as he takes his se

It seems that anything Oscar Freire can do Alejandro Valverde can do just as well as he takes his se
PIC BY TDWSPORT.COM After two opening wins by Oscar Freire, Alejandro Valverde has taken control at the Majorca Challenge, winning his second leg of the five-day event in as many days. His latest victory in the Trofeo Soller was similar to his first, as he and team-mate Toni Colom attacked in the Majorcan sierra, this time on the Puig Mayor climb. Poor weather meant that their descent off the mountain to the finish was not as quick as it could have been, and the pair were caught by six other riders. But none had an answer to the impressive Valverde's finishing sprint. "Colom was very strong and helped me on the Puig Mayor. The descent from there was a little bit dangerous and we took it cautiously. If we had arrived at the finish together the victory would have been his, but when some other riders got across to us I had to take the chance to go for another victory," said Valverde. Trofeo Soller 1 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Illes Balears 150km in 3.59.05 (37.64kph) 2 Ricardo Serrano (Spa) Kaiku 3 Aitor Perez (Spa) Spiuk 4 Adolfo Garcia Quesada (Spa) Comunitat Valenciana 5 Iker Cama¤o (Spa) Euskaltel 6 David Mu¤oz (Spa) Comunitat Valenciana 7 Jos Gomez Marchante (Spa) Saunier Duval 8 Toni Colom (Spa) Illes Balears 0.05 9 Rolf Aldag (Ger) T-Mobile 0.41 10 Yon Bru (Spa) Kaiku 0.56 'Unofficial' overall 1 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Illes Balears 13.34.04 2 Mu¤oz 1.18 3 Serrano 1.21 4 Perez 5 Garcia Quesada 1.38 6 Aldag 2.00 7 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Kaiku 2.17 8 Tauler 2.42 9 Gomez Marchante 2.43 10 Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Relax 3.03

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