Valverde back in platoon
A month and a week after his collarbone fracture in the Vuelta a España, Alejandro Valverde (41) will make his comeback tomorrow in the Giro di Sicilia. The Spaniard had to leave the Vuelta during the seventh stage after a crash in a descent and therefore also had to miss the World Cup. Valverde is now building up towards the Tour of Lombardy via an Italian program, a race that the Movistar rider has never won.
Lotto Soudal brings in Schwarzmann
Lotto Soudal has strengthened itself with Michael Schwarzmann (30). The German comes over from BORA-hansgrohe and signed a contract for two seasons. At Lotto Soudal, Schwarzmann will mainly be deployed in the train of sprinter Caleb Ewan.