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Alessandro De Marchi

Birthdate 19.05.1986
Height & weight 181 cm | 65 KG
Speciality All-rounder
Country Italy

Alessandro De Marchi, who has been a professional rider since 2010, is known for being one to watch when it comes to breakaways and he has proven time and time again that he is an agressive rider who is capable of winning.

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Alessandro De Marchi

Alessandro De Marchi, who has been a professional rider since 2010, is known for being one to watch when it comes to breakaways and he has proven time and time again that he is an agressive rider who is capable of winning on his own as well as being a key domestique.

The Italian rider has three Vuelta a Espana stage wins to his name, the most recent of which came in 2018 after an impressive breakaway performance. De Marchi followed this up with another strong solo performance at Giro Dell’Emilia which saw him secure a special victory on home soil. In 2016 he posted his best result in a Monument when he took on Il Lombardia and came home in 9th place. While in 2014, he was the Most Aggressive Rider at the Tour de France and won the King of the Mountains Jersey at the Criterium du Dauphine.

I knew I wanted to be a professional cyclist when…

I never grew up with the idea that I wanted to be a cyclist. I think it might have been somewhere deep in the back of my mind but I never woke up one day thinking that’s what I wanted to be. It was something that came slowly to me over the years.

My greatest racing memory is…

I think it was winning the red number for being the Most Aggressive Rider at the 2014 Tour de France. That was the moment that I really felt that I was capable of peforming at the highest level. At that Tour I was a bit surprised on the one hand but on the other, I was confident that I could do something big and do my job in the best way possible without necessarily focusing on results.

The race I dream of winning is…

Winning any race is good but a dream of mine is to win a stage in each Grand Tour. For the moment, I have just focused on the Vuelta a Espana but that is definitely my goal.

If I wasn’t a professional cyclist, I would be…

I’m not sure to be honest but I think it would still be something related to sport.

 

 

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