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Alejandro best rider of the world for the 3rd year in a row

Alejandro best rider of the world for the 3rd year in a row

Trophy award ceremony took place in Abu Dhabi

On Sunday 11 October, Alejandro received from the hands of UCI President Brian Cookson, the trophy awarded to the winner of the individual 2015 UCI World Tour ranking, the fourth one in his impressing sporting career and the third one in a row.

One more year, Alejandro was present and winning on the road from January till October, with 91 days in competition. He won the Serra de Tramuntana trophy, three stages at the Volta a Catalunya (2nd overall), the Flèche Wallonne, The Spanish Road Championship, one stage at the Vuelta a España (7th overall), he was the second at the Amstel Gold Race, third at the Clasica of San Sebastian, fourth at Il Lombardia, fifth at the UCI Road World Championship in Richmond and climb for the first time on the third step of the podium of the Tour de France in Paris. He was also on the podium of the Tour of Oman and of the Strade Bianche. A total of 47 races finished in the top ten, including 23 times on the podium.

Alejandro’s quotes:

“These three years in a row winning the World Tour is something really important, which we deserved after such an impressive work from the whole team: riders, staff, sports directors… a group full of human value and bond that was able to fulfil our goals. This is not easy to achieve and to do the same again or even better, more difficult yet of course.

“My individual victory? It’s the result of teamwork, a proof of constancy, a consequence of always having great team-mates by my side, helping me out everywhere, always keeping me at the front, making sure I don’t miss anything… I put my legs, my training, taking care of myself, riding harder than the others – there’s no other secret than everyone’s job.

“I don’t know if I’m the strongest rider of the world, but it’s true that I’m always there, in good position, performing strong. That’s one of the ways to explain how I won this ranking four times – also that I like cycling, it’s my passion. It’s also a job, a hard sport, but passion above all. Every bit of suffering is easier to bear this way. You enjoy suffering. You’re always willing to fight, even here in Abu Dhabi, where you enjoy sort of a holiday when you’re not on the bike, but not really like that for me – I’m always focused on the racing, trying to help my team-mates out on the flat, and later on, giving my best in the mountains to stay close to the top guys.”