Alejandro Valverde doesn‘t seem to be able to resist. The 40-year-old Spanish wolverine is thinking about maybe postponing his cycling pension and also going to race in 2022.
He says to Cyclingnews that it depends on what the cycling calendar should look like this year. Valverde, already a pro since 2002, indicated earlier that his contract with Movistar was not renewed at the end of this year. A fifth participation in the Olympic Games and one last time in the Vuelta would be his farewell.
But he seems to be coming back from that. The Spaniard thinks about a 21st season as a cycling pro. “If it gets boring this year, I might add another year. My farewell is not a final decision yet. I want to quit after a normal season. Let’s see how the pandemic develops.” Valverde will be 41 years old in April.
He continues: “This is an Olympic year and therefore an important one. But in two weeks, everything can change in these times. We prepare ourselves in the best form for the Games, but we still have to see if it continues.”