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Nic Ladds 17th Sep 2009 - 8:48

Valverde Wins €1,000,000 For Spanish Bettors


La Vuelta has not even finished and williamhill.com the leading on-line gambling company which sponsors La Vuelta, is already paying out to the Spanish people who backed their hero Alejandro Valverde to win the Tour.

Valverde, still leads the race by 31 seconds and the gambling firm, who sponsor the green jersey, are so convinced that the Spaniard will win the race that they are going to payout over €1,000,000 to his supporters even though the race doesn't finish until Sunday.

David Hood, spokesman for williamhill.com said "Spanish punters aren't stupid, they have bet on Valverde and no other, so it has come as no surprise that they are winning so much."

He continued "Although Alejandro will have to wait until he reaches Madrid to celebrate, his supporters can celebrate already as we are paying them a million euros!"

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