Vuelta a Espana stage win liberating for De Marchi

Alessandro De Marchi is overcome with joy on the Vuelta a Espana podium after winning stage 11

Alessandro de Marchi ( BMC Racing ) said that he felt liberated after taking his first individual victory in three years on stage 11 of the Vuelta a Espana . The Italian has been a regular part of BMC's successful team time trial line-ups, but it is the first time since his 2015 Vuelta stage win on Fuente del Chivo that he has lifted his arms to claim solo success. "It was a liberation because I have waited a lot for this moment and the last three years I have been up and down a lot, and finally I have found myself again," De Marchi said after the finish. The opening kilometres of stage 11 was expected to be a bun-fight with the breakaway standing a very clear chance of taking it to the line. So it was to pass, with relentless attacking for almost 100 kilometres before a clear ...

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