Milan-SanRemo 2019: Alaphilippe sprints to first Monument title

Nearly seven hours of racing came down to a sprint between some of the world’s best riders in the 2019 edition of Milan-SanRemo. Deceuninck-QuickStep’s Julian Alaphilippe continued the Belgian team’s one-day domination but it was anything but easy for the Frenchman.

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VeloVoices Podcast 133: Cobbling together a Quick-Step Classics conundrum

The season is here and we’ve got the gang together from their winter hibernation to chew over the “pre-season”, the Classics opening weekend, Strade Bianche and more. Midge, Kathi, Luke and Euan go through their early season impressions and make big and bold predictions for the rest of the year…

Find out which team Luke thinks will have a stellar season! Who will win all three grand tours this year? Which sprinter will retire and who will win a big race for a pro-conti team?

Plus ou est Trek? How do you stop Quick-Step? Love for the Hatta Dam and the third biggest mayor in the USA – or should we say the tiny mayor of the third biggest city in the US. Where else could you get top quality cycling commentary like this?

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Strade Bianche 2019 : Alaphilippe debuts on the top spot; Van Vleuten solos to victory

The unofficial sixth Monument, one of the most beautiful and elegant races in the cycling calendar – and my second favourite race of the year. Yes, it was Strade Bianche, and edition 13 went mano a manoa mano with Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep), Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) and Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) going under the flamme rouge together on that magnificent final climb into Siena’s main square. While the men had to duke it out on the final kilometre, Annamiek Van Vleuten (Michelton Scott) time trialled her way to a solo victory in the women’s edition of the race. A fantastic achievement considering that she is coming off a broken kneecap from last year!

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