Milan-San Remo 2017: Kwiatkowski takes the photofinish

It’s the first of the five Monuments and if this is anything to go by, we are going to be in for a hell of a year. Known as the sprinter’s Monument, Milan-San Remo is 260km of wearing down (riders and spectators alike!), 20km of attacks and 10km of sheer Poggio madness. And today, the madness went right to the photofinish with Michal Kwiatkowski (Sky) pipping Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) after the world champion busted the race open on the Poggio. Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) rounded out the final podium.
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Tweets of the Week: Guts and heart and riding into legend

Holy plushie cows! What kind of racing did we get this weekend, eh? Balls. To. The. Wall. Racing. That’s what! And that always means a fine crop of Tweets to harvest … My John Deere combine-harvester has picked up Julian Alaphilippe spreadin’ the love, Alberto Contador and Sergio Henao battling to the final seconds and Peter Sagan putting everyone to shame in Tirreno-Adriatico – and making a little espresso for himself …
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