Alejandro Valverde Interview
"I start in the Vuelta to win it"
rivals are in very god shape and very motivated too to win the race, like for example Cadel Evans, Iván Basso, Robert Gesink, Samuel Sánchez, Ezequiel Mosquera and also Vinokourov even if it could be more difficult for him considering the fact that he did not compete during the last two years.”
How do you feel about the fact that the Tour of Spain will start from the circuit of Assen in the Northern part of the Netherlands?
“To start from the Netherlands is something very special and a little bit strange. It is not obvious to realize that we are in the Vuelta a España but we already saw that the public is really enthusiast about our presence here and they are treating us very well so that we are very happy to be here. But in spite of the fact that we are outside our country the Vuelta really starts tomorrow and we shall have to be very careful during the first stages because there will not be easy ones. The number of roundabouts and crossroads is really impressive and there are also two sections of cobblestones which can be really dangerous.”