Alessandro De Marchi wins Vuelta a Espana stage seven

Italian Alessandro De Marchi takes solo win from escape - Chris Froome crashes but gains seconds at the finish - Alejandro Valverde maintains overall lead

Alessandro De Marchi wins stage seven of the 2014 Tour of Spain

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Alessandro De Marchi (Cannondale) won stage seven of the 2014 Vuelta a Espana on Friday, putting in a solo move from a four-man escape group to secure the victory.

It's De Marchi's first Grand Tour stage win, and is satisfying after several near misses including stage 17 of the Tour de France where he finished fifth.

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