Sunshine, solo wins and a GC battle fought all over the mountains and right up to the finish line. It is NEVER all over until the last day at the Dauphine. Meanwhile, over at the Tour de Suisse it was a case of rain, rainbows and solitary seconds.
If you would have told me before the start today that we would have MSR’s first French winner in 21 years since Laurent Jalabert, I would have laughed out loud. However, that is exactly what happened as FDJ’s Arnaud Demare came past Sky’s Ben Swift and Lotto-Soudal’s Jurgen Roelandts in a bunch sprint to win the 107th edition of Milan- Sanremo!
Cunning and guile trumped youth and bad tactics in today’s rain-soaked and wind-battered Gent-Wevelgem – one of the best races we’ve seen since, well, Omloop het Niuewsblad! Luca Paolini (Katusha) won with a 5km solo ride to the finish to become the race’s oldest champion at 38. Continue reading