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Milan-San Remo 2017
 
By Mark Sharon
Date: 3/18/2017
Milan-San Remo 2017
 
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March 19, 2017

Kwiatowski wins Milano - San Remo 2017

Sky's Michel Kwiatowski outpaced Peter Sagan and Julian Alaphilippe to take Milan San Remo this weekend.

Michal Kwiatkowski became the first Polish winner of Milano-Sanremo Namedsport after he out-sprinted Peter Sagan – the man who followed Kwiatkowski's 2014 rainbow jersey with two of his own in 2015 and 2016 – and Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe, who was making his debut in La Primavera. Sagan who launched a huge attack on the Poggio, led the trio on the downhill to stay ahead of a charging. While Sagan too the initiative in the closing few hindred metres peloton it was Kwiatkowski who timed his sprint to perfection to claim his first Monument.

MSR 2017

Kwiatowski in the lead: Photo RCS

Kwiatkowski’s win is Team Sky's second Monument victory after Wout Poels victory in last year’s edition of Liege-Bastogne-Liege. The victory come just two weeks after Kwiatkowski’s win at Strade Bianche and continues his brilliant start to 2017.

It is Team Sky’s third ‘winning weekend’ in a row after Sergio Henao sealed victory at Paris Nice last Sunday.

After the race a thrilled Kwiatkowski said:

"Winning Milan-San Remo is an incredible feeling. I'm really thankful for my team-mates. They did an incredible job today. I didn't expect Sagan would go on the Poggio. It looked like it was leading to a bunch sprint.

"I felt pretty strong and it was amazing to be there with Sagan and Alaphilippe. I tried to focus to do my best sprint. It's unbelievable."

Peter Sagan attacks

Sagan attacks : Photo RCS

Kwaitowski wins MSR

Kwiatowski wins MSR : Photo RCS

FINAL PODIUM
1 – Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) – 291km in 7h08’39”, average speed 40.732km/h
2 – Peter Sagan (Bora – Hansgrohe) s.t.
3 – Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) s.t.

Final Results

Race Route




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