Mathieu Van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck) has won the 114th edition of Milano-Sanremo presented by Crédit Agricole, the first Monument Classic of the season, after a late attack on the Poggio ascent. At the finish line on Via Roma, he came first ahead of Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) and Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma).
Speaking seconds after the finish, Mathieu Van der Poel said: “A special win in a special race. It’s so difficult to win here. I wasn’t hiding at Tirreno-Adriatico, I just wasn’t on my best level. We had a great week of training with all the team, they did a great job for me. It’s amazing, we will celebrate for sure”: