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Spanish world champion Alejandro Valverde, injured in a training fall, has pulled out of the Tour of Italy, his team said on Friday.The Movistar team said in a statement the 39-year-old racer had not recovered in time for the May 11 start of the Giro after a training fall in April that left him with bruising to the base of his spine.

“The world champion will be resting without risking his recovery and will get back to normal in the coming weeks,” the statement said.( Read More ) [via @SuperSportTV]

By Ian Dei

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