Alessandro De Marchi wins in Italy’s Tre Valli Veresine 100 edition!
HEY, DEMA, HOW SWEET WAS THIS WIN?
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.
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