UCI MEN'S WORLD ROAD CHAM­PI­ONSHIPS, INNS­BRUCK

Bicycling (South Africa) - - Paradise Groad -

Af­ter sur­viv­ing the fear­some climb up the Hőt­tinger Hőll in Inns­bruck – with gra­di­ents of 28%, at times – 38-year-old Ale­jan­dro Valverde found him­self in a se­lect group of four in the fi­nal stretch, and was able to use his su­pe­rior sprint­ing abil­ity to fin­ish fastest. He now has the gold, hav­ing fin­ished run­ner-up twice and third four times since his de­but in 2003.

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