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Alejandro wins his third Ruta del Sol

Alejandro wins his third Ruta del Sol

The race finished today in Fuengirola

After he won the prologue, the first and the second stage, Alejandro took ten in the fourth and last stage of the Vuelta a Andalusia.

The Spaniard wins the overall time classification ahead of Australian Richie Porte (at 26”) and another rider from Murcia, Luis León Sánchez (at 28”).

Alejandro’s quotes:

“It was indeed a hard stage, but it went a bit calmer than we expected. We were planning to face a harder opposition, especially in the finale, but seeing how we all in the team as well as myself were doing, they might have thought twice, I guess. The week has been impossible to beat for me – simply brilliant. Three stages, the overall, and especially how I felt on the bike, myself and all my team-mates. The work by them and their focus on digging deep to reach our goals are amazing. They were all where they were needed, in every single moment. I’m proud to have conquered that record of victories here, three in a row. I looked at the palmarès the other day and I saw I already was 3rd in 2003. Ten years are gone since then and we’re still here, willing to fight and suffer. Confidence and calmness are needed to be able to do that, and the work I did during the winter paid off. I ended the last season really strong and I’m starting this one in the same way. My next goals? Next week, Almería and Murcia, then in Italy: Strade Bianche, Roma Maxima, GP Nobili and Milano-Sanremo. I want to make a special dedicatory in this victory, because there’s another baby on the way for my family, the fourth one. Let’s hope he or she is healthy – actually I hope it’s a girl at last! It’s true that the top guns are getting used to win early in the season – this is not as it used to be anymore, we all want to find sensations early. It’s a matter of getting to the season goals in good condition, but not ruling out chances in other important races – you can’t leave it all to the Giro or the Tour.”