Giro d'Italia - Alessandro De Marchi: I have been waiting 10 years for this
May 12 2021 08:08 am CET

Giro d'Italia - Alessandro De Marchi: I have been waiting 10 years for this
Giro d'Italia - Alessandro De Marchi: I have been waiting 10 years for this
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Israel Start-Up Nation's Alessandro De Marchi has finished the fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia wearing Pink after crossing the line in the second position of the day.

The Italian rider was part of the breakaway of the day and he despite being dropped by three of his companions during a difficult stretch of the hard rainy day, he fought his way back along Joe Dombrowski and crossed the finish line 13 seconds behind the American, which was enough for him to climb to the top of the General Classification.

"Last night, I looked at the GC and saw that I was still 12th overall," said De Marchi at the end of the stage. "I joked with my sports director Claudio Cozzi that I would try to take the jersey tomorrow and look what happened!

"When the three riders got away on the descent and quickly opened up a big gap, I thought that it might be over. But luckily, we started to take back time on them and at the bottom of the last climb, I knew that it would be possible to catch them. Dombrowski was very strong and I just did my best to stay close to him and secure the pink jersey. When I crossed the line, I still wasn't sure if I had made it but then I saw my team coming to me smiling and I realized what had happened.

"It's an incredible feeling. I have been waiting 10 years for this. To wear the pink jersey is the dream of every cyclist, especially the Italian riders. Now I just want to celebrate with my teammates and enjoy my day in pink tomorrow!"




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