Alessandro De Marchi (BMC): “That was the first stage that I had targeted. The good thing is that we were there. Then, you know… You play and sometimes you win, sometimes, you lose. I was feeling good. I just lacked a little bit of strength at the top of the last KOM. It's the first day that I try. I'm quite happy. It's not easy to be there. I just have to wait. La Vuelta is long. I'll try to grow into the race and wait for the right moment.”
De Marchi: “I lacked a little bit of strength”
interview25.08.2017Stage 7- Llíria / Cuenca. Ciudad Patrimonio de la Humanidad
Matej Mohoric, a former Junior and U23 World champion, snatched his first Grand Tour victory at the end of stage 7 of La Vuelta 2017, on Friday. The Slovenian rider attacked from the gun and then dominated his breakaway companions for a brilliant solo win at Cuenca. He's the first rider from his country to win at La Vuelta since Borut Bozic in 2009. The crosswinds and a tricky final didn't prevent Chris Froome (Team Sky) from retaining the red jersey one more day.
Luis Angel Mate (Cofidis), most aggressive rider: “(Matej) Mohoric was the strongest and, above all, the smartest. When you have such a big breakaway, the one who goes first always goes a second time. And then he showed he was the strongest, because he's done a spectacular descent. With (Anthony) Perez, we've worked well together. I didn't know if I should wait for him after his puncture or chase… And then, honestly, the last part of the climb was just too hard for me.”
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