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THE JOYS OF SPRINGTIME… - Sidi and our champions at the Milano-Sanremo

When it comes to the one-day classic races, the Milano-Sanremo, aka “the Spring Classic”, is the easiest on an altimetric scale but the most difficult to decipher. The race is 291 km long, which stretches out into more than 300 k when you count the initial transition phase. It’s a long, long race…one in which everything boils down to the final 30 km, when the climbs on the Cipressa and the Poggio can turn into perfect launching pads for any rider who wants to go all out for a victory. Sprinters, attackers, major stage race riders…anyone can win this famously compelling race. In order to win it’s not enough to be the strongest rider; everything has to work without a glitch. You need your head in the race, legs, courage, a bit of luck and a touch of madness.


The champions on the Sidi team were undisputed stars in the event. In the final Top 10, the Polish National Champion Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) came in third place, having already won here in 2017.Then in 5th place we saw the young Slovenian Matej Mohoric (Bahrain Merida); “The Shark” Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida), who won last year, was 8th and European Champion Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott) came in 10th after standing out in a nice final attack.


Watch the gallery. Relive all the thrills of the 2019 Milano-Sanremo through pictures…

 

Photos ©SaraCavallini


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