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The Frenchman strikes again

The seventh win of the 2019 season and the first Monument of his career. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step) is on the roll. Milan-san Remo is a very hard race to win for a non-specialist sprinter but the 26-year-old, however, made a bold move on the Poggio and took it home while beating the likes of Sagan, Trentin and Valverde. Whatever happens next, the Frenchman can already call this season as a hugely successful one.

“I’ve got my special style in different races. I like that. I’ve won some good races but never won a Monument, it’s a huge personal satisfaction. This is huge moment in my career,” Alaphilippe admitted.

“I’m really proud to have won and of the way my team rode. We were solid and united in the final. Tim Declercq worked all day and then Zdenek Stybar was incredible,” Alaphilippe continued.

1. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) in 6:40:14
2. Oliver Naesen (Ag2r La Mondiale)
3. Michał Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)
4. Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe)
5. Matej Mohorič (Bahrain-Merida)
6. Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma)
7. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)
8. Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida)
9. Simon Clarke (EF Education First)
10. Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott)

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