Alessandro De Marchi wins in Italy’s Tre Valli Veresine 100 edition!


Tre Valli Varesine 2021 -100th Edition – Busto Arsizio – Varese 196,7 km – 05/10/2021 – Alessandro De Marchi (ITA – Israel Start-Up Nation) – Davide Formolo (ITA – UAE Team Emirates) – photo Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2021


Alessandro De Marchi: “Very sweet, especially because so many people had written me off and said that I was finished.”

How can you not identify with this sentiment? And not only in sport. There is something special and universal about the feeling of proving the doubters wrong.

And our Italian Mr. Breakaway (sorry, Daniel Turek – we still adore you) is justified in this deep satisfaction. “What happened today was a bit of revenge. Showing everyone that I am not too old. That I still have what it takes,” he said. 

“Those were long months,” he said after his victory today. “I did everything possible to speed the recovery and try to be back to my best – and today it all came together, making it a SUPER day.”

It was not only that he won, but HOW he got there: from a super breakaway with big names like Pogacar and Uran. But Dema bridged to them on the ending hilly circuits (there were 14 altogether) and he proved the strongest when he attacked with the only guy that could stay with him, Formolo. In the end, he turned out to be the strongest of the two.

Tre Valli Varesine 2021 -100th Edition – Busto Arsizio – Varese 196,7 km – 05/10/2021 – Alessandro De Marchi (ITA – Israel Start-Up Nation) – photo Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2021

He thinks that the reason was his aggression; his winner mentality.

De Marchi: “With a day like that, you just have to be brave and to believe in yourself and don’t be afraid to show your cards on the table. Many guys today were thinking that it was time to be smart, don’t ride, don’t follow, don’t spend energy, but on this day, you just have to be courageous and believe in yourself.”

And he did not forget to thank the team “that believed in me and showed the patience.”

You are most welcome, Alessandro! 



— Tsadok to israelcyclingacademy.com

Come back faster: Einhorn’s revenge in Slovakia

What do you do when you lose your chance for a sprint one day? You come back faster in the next stage. That’s what Itamar Einhorn did in stage 3 of the Tour of Slovakia.

After an unavoidable crash in the peloton yesterday, Einhorn was extra committed to getting a result in the mass sprint today. And so were his teammates.

Tour de Slovaquie 2021 – 65th Edition – 3rd Stage Dolny Kubin – Povazska Bystrica193,2 km – 18/09/2021 – Israel Start-Up Nation – photo Igor Stancik/BettiniPhoto©2021

Sprint coach Greg Henderson was particularly content with what he saw from Israel Start-Up Nation in stage 3. “Great lead-out”, he commented. “With a little bit of extra training, Einhorn will go and win stages like these in the future. He is getting consistent in his positioning in the finals, and that’s what counts now.”

The team did an excellent job in the final, indeed. ISN rode very well and brought Einhorn in the best imaginable position in the last kilometer.

The Israeli sprinter went through the corner with 400 meters to go in first position. “We took the same position into the corner as we planned before the race.”

“I just came too short with the speed for the final 100 meters. I am happy to be in the mix and I’m sure the win will come soon”, Einhorn said after another cold and rainy day in Slovakia.


— Sjors Beukeboom to israelcyclingacademy.com