MILANO-SANREMO’21: Stunning Stuyven!

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.

*** Full Race Report very soon. ***

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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.

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It’s a long way to Sanremo

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Peter Sagan at the start – 100%?

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Last year’s winner and one of the favourites – Wout van Aert

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Only 300 kilometres to go

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Watch those tram-lines in Milano

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One of the top favourites – Mathieu van der Poel

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1st in 2019, 2nd in 2020 – World champion Alaphilippe

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Break of the day – Andrea Peron (Team Novo Nordisk)

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Nice day in Italy

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Taco Van Der Hoorn (Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert)

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Seven minutes was the max lead for the break

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Filippo Tagliani, Mattia Viel (both Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) and Taco Van Der Hoorn (Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert)

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The speed lifted as the race got near the coast

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The peloton passes the vines

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Eventually the coast!

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The break started to split

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Last man of the break – Taco Van Der Hoorn

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Time to move up

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The BIG win for Jasper Stuyven

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Milano-Sanremo Result:
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.

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