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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.
Loulou, you crack us up 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/zeiGdqFNqC
— Deceuninck-QuickStep (@deceuninck_qst) March 18, 2019
“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)
A waffle iron!
— Ellen van Dijk (@ellenvdijk) March 18, 2019
He’s not wrong…
Good job we can ride bikes because we’re shit models 😆 https://t.co/nxG5fRALMU
— Luke Rowe (@LukeRowe1990) March 17, 2019
Doesn’t look all that happy
— Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert (@IntermarcheWG) March 21, 2019
It’s the tan
I rode outside today for the first time in 13 days after a sickness of doom I picked up after opening weekend.
Not sure if I'm more concerned about getting my tan back or my fitness but god it's nice to pedal again.
— Ryan Mullen (@ryanmullen9) March 17, 2019