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.
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.