The City of Murcia has granted Alejandro Valverde with the title of Favorite Son of the city, a distinction that will be delivered throughout the year 2018. This award has also been received by personalities like Francisco Salzillo y Alcaraz, Andrés Hernández Ros, Ángel Martínez Belmonte and José María Falgas Rigal.
In the case of the Movistar Team cyclist, the consistory, which unanimously approved this title, has decided to recognize his trajectory. Since his debut in the professional ranks, he has taken the name of his city through the main competitions of the international calendar.
The official press note highlights his merits with the following words: "The City Council will recognize next year the link of the cyclist Alejandro Valverde with the municipality of Murcia, where he was born on April 25, 1980. Since his professional debut in 2002, he has always been an example of sportsmanship, improvement and team awareness. Throughout these years, Valverde has been the ambassador of Murcia, since his land has always been present in every title, interview or event where he has been the protagonist”.