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Flèche and Liège again for Alejandro

Flèche and Liège again for Alejandro

Splendid win in Liège

Nine years after winning the Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège for the first time during the same week (2006), Alejandro achieved this week the same performance in the Ardennes.

Generous and the effort and impressive in his way of leading the race, he won ahead of Julian Alaphilippe and Joaquim Rodriguez.

Thanks to the UCI points he won today, Alejandro is now leading the WorldTour ranking.

Alejandro’s quotes:

It’s just unreal. I’m still not able to realize what I have achieved and I couldn’t believe myself when I crossed the line. I knew I was the biggest favourite and everyone was keeping an eye on me at all times, but the team was superb again today – they reacted perfectly in all crucial moments and we were able to win after such a demanding day, so difficult to manage. I was really paying attention to all moves at the front in the finale; I knew Alaphilippe was still there but I wasn’t looking only at him, because the group was numerous and any attack could be decisive. Still, huge thumbs up to him – he’s done really great and aged only 22, he’s performing very high.

“At the slope of Ans, I was seeing Dani Moreno going away. After such a fast, hard race, with all the wear and tear, I knew everyone was going to be tired and also that I was going to struggled to get him back, but I stayed confident he would suffer at the end. I realized he was really going away, wanted to save some energy for the sprint but also knew I had to go after him, so I decided to attack with 600 meters to go to reach him down, but always saving a ‘bullet’ to sprint at the end, as I did.

“All my three victories here have been beautiful; winning in Liège is phenomenal. However, today’s is even more special after such a complete week: second in Amstel, winner in Flèche, winner in Liège. It makes me even happier taking the victory here because of that, doing it in a monument of cycling… and claiming a third one is entering history. I gained strength and confidence through the last few years, and when you’re calm and believe in your chances, everything becomes easier. I think this win is a result of that, too.”