Race Report: Milano-Sanremo is dynamite with a very long fuse, but when it explodes, stand back for action. As is usual, the Poggio is where the race blew up to give us a group of worthy front runners for the swoop into Sanremo. But it was Trek-Segafredo’s Jasper Stuyven who took everyone by surprise for the big win.
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Win for Stuyven, 3rd for Van Aert
Jasper Stuyven won Milano-San Remo on a cold, but sunny Saturday afternoon. The Trek-Segafredo rider attacked 3 kilometres from the finish and narrowly held off the favourites in the final kilometre. Caleb Ewan was second and last year’s winner, Wout van Aert took third.
It’s a long way to Sanremo
Peter Sagan at the start – 100%?
Last year’s winner and one of the favourites – Wout van Aert
Only 300 kilometres to go
Watch those tram-lines in Milano
One of the top favourites – Mathieu van der Poel
1st in 2019, 2nd in 2020 – World champion Alaphilippe
Break of the day – Andrea Peron (Team Novo Nordisk)
Nice day in Italy
Taco Van Der Hoorn (Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert)
Seven minutes was the max lead for the break
Filippo Tagliani, Mattia Viel (both Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) and Taco Van Der Hoorn (Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert)
The speed lifted as the race got near the coast
The peloton passes the vines
Eventually the coast!
The break started to split
Last man of the break – Taco Van Der Hoorn
Time to move up
The BIG win for Jasper Stuyven
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1. Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo in 6:38:06
2. Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal
3. Wout van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma
4. Peter Sagan (Svk) BORA-hansgrohe
5. Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix
6. Michael Matthews (Aus) BikeExchange
7. Alex Aranburu (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech
8. Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Victorious
9. Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) DSM
10. Anthony Turgis (Fra) Total Direct Energie.