Alejandro Valverde hit and run while training in Spain

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Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and two friends were allegedly hit and run while training in Murcia, Spain on Saturday.

All three people were taken to hospital and no serious injuries were reported. Eurosport contact the Movistar team to find out about Valverde’s state of health. The team confirmed that his condition was not serious and that he was fine. He will remain in hospital for observations before being released within the next 24 hours.

We confirm that @alejanvalverde has no broken bones or serious injuries after suffering an incident this Saturday while riding with a team-mate at Alcantarilla. Bala will remain under observation for 24 hours and will then be released. Your partner is fine as well,” the team posted on Twitter.

According to a witness at the scene, a car passed at full speed and near the group. One of the three bikers then allegedly protested to the driver of the vehicle for his actions and, according to the witness, the driver stopped the car and then reversed into the cyclists. Valverde’s bike was apparently broken.

BikeNews will know more about this story as it develops.