'I've been chasing this victory for so many years': Pello Bilbao overcome with emotion after home Basque Country win

The Bahrain-Victorious rider hopes that Sonny Colbrelli was impressed by his sprint

Pello Bilbao
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There are some victories which mean way more than the ones that precede them. 

For Pello Bilbao, his win on stage three of the Tour of the Basque Country marked the accomplishment of a lifelong dream.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.