Vuelta 2018: Stage 11 – Victory for De Marchi as Pinot attacks and Yates survives.

A saw tooth profile and stage surely marked with big red breakaway asterisks in everyone’s road book produced a brutal, crazy day of high-paced racing. BMC put three riders in the break and Allesandro De Marchi brought home their second Vuelta victory and his third with a gutsy ride that owed as much to his head as his legs – finally dropping Jhonatan Restrepo (Katusha-Alpecin) on the last incline to solo home. Despite a feisty Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) stomping his way into the virtual red jersey and a flurry of action in the favourites group on the run to the line, the stage ended with no change to the GC podium.
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Vuelta Stage 14: De Marchi marches through the mist to victory

The first in a triple bill of Cantabrian mountain finishes saw BMC’s Alessandro de Marchi wear down the resistance of his four breakaway companions, riding away into the mist at the flamme rouge to take a hugely deserved victory. A fascinating tactical battle waged amongst the GC favourites but Fabio Aru retained the red jersey. 
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