It’s an unbelievable victory for Bahrain Victorious at the first Monument of the season, the Milano-Sanremo.
Matej Mohorič took a superb solo win in Via Roma after a legendary attack on the descent from Poggio.
The Classicissima respected the tradition with an initial breakaway whose last two men were caught on the Poggio climb. It was there that the expected attacks and counter attacks happened. But then the unexpected move was made on the following descent towards Sanremo, when Matej put on a thrilling performance with his excellent downhill skills, and the ultimate technical equipment provided by the team’s partner.
The Slovenian Champion took some risks on the fast descent and rode the last kilometers as if it was a lifetime time-trial to take the first Monument of his career.
Matej Mohorič explained his win, “We can’t say it was not a planned and well-prepared victory. Thank you to our partners Merida, Fsa and Vision, with whom we worked on the bike, alongside the hard work of all the team’s staff, that made it possible to put together the bike with the dropper seat post. The teammates also were perfect today, and all together, we took this incredible win. I never stopped believing in it, although I had a crash on Strade Bianche and had to stay some days without riding the bike. It’s incredible. I just want to enjoy this moment, not just for me but for all the team. In the last 3 kms, I was super focused. I didn’t think about anything else, only giving my best. I stayed focused even if I risked crashing twice. I’m so happy to put it off. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity, and it will last with the team and me forever”.
Video: Milan San Remo
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