Vuelta a Espana stage win liberating for De Marchi

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.

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.