E3 Harelbeke 2017: Greg Van Avermaet beats a brace of Belgians

Greg Van Avermaet nailed his claim to the Ronde van  Vlaanderen mast with his first ever victory at E3 Harelbeke. In an all Belgian, three-up finale that practically came down to a track stand, the BMC captain had the quickest fast-twitch muscles. Surging past Oliver Naesen (Ag2r-La Mondiale) who finished third, and keeping at bay a fast-finishing Philippe Gilbert (Quick Step Floors) for second.
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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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Tirreno-Adriatico Review: Quintana rules the waves

It’s been a stonking race. Seizing the maglia azzurra with his solo win on the Terminillo stage, Nairo Quintana conquered the summits and seas to lift that magnificent trident trophy for the second time. He was pushed all the way to the line by Rohan Dennis, the winner of the final ITT stage, which propelled the Australian TT champion above third-placed Thibaut Pinot.
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