Rafael Valls

  • Date of Birth 25th June, 1987.
  • Place of Birth Cocentaina
  • Nationality Spain Spain
  • Specialty climber, gc rider
  • UCI Ranking 847
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Your favourite race and climb?

My favourite race and the No1 one Worlds’ race is Tour de France

Port de Tudons is my favourite climb because it is the climb that I do the most times and it’s the climb where I prepare and test myself most often.

Your best or most memorable result in pro cycling?

The most exciting moment in my career, was when I arrived in Paris at my first Tour de France. My best victory was when I won Tour of Oman because I have beaten some of my idols from the times of my childhood.

What are your personal ambitions for the season?

I would like to be the same cyclist that I was before the last crash.

You’ve recently become an owner of a cycling club, how important is the development of future generations to you?

I started cycling when I was 8 and I competed in all categories. I remember the first competitions. They were some years of learnings but also enjoyable years with other children from my province.

What are your hobbies off the bike?

I like to enjoy moments in family and friends. Sometimes, I also like to be bored and relaxed in my hometown.

What is your earliest memory of cycling?

I remember my first race; I was so nervous but in the end It was okay because I finished on the podium in second. That day, I met a friend from another city, and we are still friends since that big day.

Favourite post-race meal? 

Rice with tuna and fresh fruits

What are your thoughts on the Merida Reacto you will be racing this season?

My best races have been with a Reacto, especially in 2015. In 2020, I had the chance to test the new Merida Reacto and It was wonderful, I feel really good. I’m sure in 2021, I’ll compete many races on that great bike.

Top Results in Last Five Seasons
  • 9.

    La Route d'Occitanie - La Dépêche du Midi - Stage 4 4th August, 2020,

  • 9.

    La Route d'Occitanie - La Dépêche du Midi 4th August, 2020,

  • 10.

    La Route d'Occitanie - La Dépêche du Midi - Stage 3 3rd August, 2020,

  • 1.

    Prueba Villafranca-Ordiziako Klasika 25th July, 2019,

  • 9.

    Critérium du Dauphiné - Stage 8 11th June, 2017,

  • 10.

    Critérium du Dauphiné 11th June, 2017,

  • 9.

    Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 2 (TTT) 21st March, 2017,

  • 12.

    Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race 29th January, 2017,

  • 7.

    Santos Tour Down Under 22nd January, 2017,

  • 7.

    Santos Tour Down Under - Stage 5 21st January, 2017,

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