Valverde to ride in Tour Down Under
classification. He was later stripped of that result when his doping ban was imposed. Valverde will headline the Movistar team at this year's Tour Down Under, which runs from Jan. 15-22 and comprises six stages around the state of South
Valverde starts 'new era' after 2-year doping ban
is lacking, I will recover it little by little, but at least I will arrive well rested.'' Valverde will lead a Movistar team that recently signed 2011 Vuelta winner Juan Jose Cobo.
Notable sports deaths of 2011
Tondo, winner of this year's Castilla y Leon tour, was planning to compete in the Tour de France for his new Movistar Team . The Spanish cycling federation said Tondo had won 14 races in his career. Derek Boogaard, 28, spent six seasons