Valverde wins another Dauphine Libere

Updated: June 14, 2009, 1:30 PM ET
Associated Press

GRENOBLE, France -- Alejandro Valverde of Spain won the Dauphine Libere on Sunday for the second consecutive year.

Valverde ended the 640-mile, eight-day race in 26 hours, 33 minutes, 15 seconds, finishing 16 seconds ahead of Cadel Evans of Australia and 1:18 in front of Alberto Contador of Spain.

Stef Clement of the Netherlands won the 90-mile final stage from Faverges to Grenoble in the French Alps.

Last month, the Italian Olympic Committee's anti-doping tribunal banned Valverde ...

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