Monday, March 23, 2015

Milano Sanremo: Out of the Fog

Daniel Loyd, announcing the race for BeIn Sports, referred to John Degenkolb's (Giant Alpecin) victory, as if he had emerged as if he had came out of the fog.  Degenkolb did start from quite away back, tucked onto the wheel of the powerful Spartacus, Fabian Canellara (Trek Factory Racing).  It was unusual not to see the very skilled lead out train of Giant Alpecin leaving their sprinter to freelance his sprint to the line in Sanremo.  The German sprinter managed to get around Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) and hold off the charging Michael Matthews (Orica GreenEdge).  The pair finishing third and second respectfully.  Cancellara ended up in seventh place continuing his very long streak of finishing in the top ten of the longest of the Spring Classics.  It should be a very exciting clash on the cobbles in April.

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