Milan-San Remo was hyped before it even started, from months we were hearing about how the event would unfold, how some big-time cyclists will be making a comeback for the event, and now the event is finally here and we also have our first victory.
Matej Mohoric just made history as he won the Milan-San Remo with an amazing descent on the Poggio, all part of a timeless finale. This year’s Milan-San Remo will be remembered for years to come, that much is guaranteed. While Mohoric came first, Anthony Turgis (TotalEnergies) came second with an impressive two seconds behind Mohoric and Van Der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) came third to secure his podium spot.
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Mohoric certainly outdid himself, he was part of a group that was leading the charge on the front of the event. The UAE Team Emirates and Jumbo-Visma really tried hard to win the event but they couldn’t despite their aggressive performance on the Cipressa.
The event was not without potential attackers, Tadej Pogacar tried his best to attack but all of his moves were in vain as compared to Mohoric’s performance. Attacks on shallow inclines don’t make much of a difference anyway, this was Mohoric’s time to shine and he did.
Mohoric stated after the race:
I was thinking about this race for the whole winter. The team came up with the idea of using a dropper post because this race suits me pretty well and it has a descent at the end.
I knew that if I could train properly and be in a good enough condition to not be dropped on the Poggio, that I have a chance of doing my best descent and risking a little bit but maybe being able to hang on for the win.
But I never stopped believing – I said if we worked so hard this winter and set up the bike, then we need to make the best of it. I did a lot of physio every night and every morning and I never stopped believing. I did some basic training to keep as much condition as possible. Today I’m here – I wasn’t going super well but it was enough to stay with the best on the Poggio. I just went all-in and I can’t believe it. I’m without words.
We saw Milan-San Remo’s 113th edition beginning in the Vigorelli velodrome in Milan. It was a historic moment, and it was later on complemented with a historic win.
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