Vuelta a España - Matej Mohoric: It feels great to get a victory again
Aug 25 2017 05:58 pm CET

Vuelta a España - Matej Mohoric: It feels great to get a victory again
Vuelta a España - Matej Mohoric: It feels great to get a victory again
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Matej Mohoric won the seventh stage of the Vuelta a España on Friday, his second win as a professional and his first in the UCI WorldTour.

Until now, the talented 22-year-old had only won a stage in the 2016 Tour of Hainan in China. His palmares will never look the same however, after taking a stage victory in a grand tour.

"It's incredible. It's been a long time since my last big win. I've always worked hard, always give my best. It feels great to get a victory again," the rider said.

"I was in the breakaway the other day when (Alexey) Lutsenko won. I felt very good then, even though the stage was not suited for my characteristics, I managed to get a fourth place. So, I knew my shape was pretty good. The team wanted me to be in the breakaway today and I tried to save as much energy as possible and then I gave it all in the final."

The Slovenian was well prepared for the final in the city of Cuenca.

"I knew the final was quite well suited for me because I think I'm pretty good in the descent, so I knew that if I climbed up with the best guys I had a chance of winning the stage if I went away in the downhill.

"I'm very happy with myself and for the team UAE Team Emirates, who gave me the chance to compete in the Vuelta and to win the stage for them."




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