Eurosport expert Adam Blythe says he was “shocked” by Mathieu van der Poel’s (Alpecin-Deceuninck) attack that saw him win Milano-San Remo for the first time.
Van der Poel was part of a high quality quartet that consisted of himself, Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates), Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers).
Ad It was Pogacar and UAE Team Emirates who did most of the damage to the rest of the peloton, before Van der Poel went for a big attack of his own just before the crest of the Poggio climb and held on to win by 15 seconds from Ganna and Van Aert.
Milano — Sanremo‘You have to follow every attack’ – Pogacar on Poggio tactics ahead of Milano-San RemoYESTERDAY AT 22:29 “I don’t think we expected him to go,” said Blythe on The Breakaway. “Ultimately, you would back him in a sprint in that situation. “Pogacar has just gone on the attack and you could see how much Wout was suffering.Read more on eurosport.com