Jasper Stuyven pips pre-race favourites to win Milan-Sanremo

Jasper Stuyven pips pre-race favourites to win Milan-Sanremo

The Guardian

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  • Caleb Ewan finishes second, with Wout van Aert in third
  • Another success for Belgium in first ‘Monument’ of season

Jasper Stuyven won the Milan-Sanremo one-day race, cycling’s first “Monument” classic of the season, after a late, unexpected attack at the bottom of the final hill on Saturday. Australian Caleb Ewan took second place, with Belgian Wout van Aert finishing third.

One of the “Big Three” – world champion Julian Alaphilippe, Dutchman Mathieu van der Poel and Van Aert – was widely expected to prevail on the Via Roma, but Stuyven tore up the script and went all in at the bottom of the Poggio hill, two kilometres from the finish line.

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