Tour of Spain: Helicopter rides back to hotel 'unfair,' says Alejandro Valverde

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Spain's Alejandro Valverde thinks riders who fly back to their hotels by helicopter in the Tour of Spain have an unfair advantage.

On today's rest day, Valverde said: "It's not the same getting to your hotel in half an hour in a helicopter as taking nearly three hours in a bus. That's a big difference."

Chris Froome and Sir Bradley Wiggins will lead a strong Britain squad for the UCI Road World Championships in Italy later this month.