Saturday, March 25, 2023
HomeCyclingMILANO-SANREMO'23: A Monumental Win For Mathieu

MILANO-SANREMO’23: A Monumental Win For Mathieu

Race Report: The primary monument of the season, the longest one-day race of the 12 months and the winner is Mathieu van der Poel. With a large bounce on the prime Poggio, the Dutchman dropped like a stone and couldn’t be caught. Philippo Ganna out-sprinted Wout van Aert and Tadej Pogačar.

*** Full PEZ ‘Race Report’ very quickly. ***

The win for Mathieu van der Poel

Mathieu van der Poel gained the 114th version of Milano-Sanremo. The Dutchman broke away from Filippo Ganna, Tadej Pogačar and Wout van Aert on the prime of the Poggio after which soloed to victory. Filippo Ganna got here second, Wout van Aert third and Tadej Pogačar fourth.


You may watch probably the most complete stay & ad-free protection of the Spring Classics on GCN+. Go deeper and get interactive with stay polls & quizzes, plus rider profiles, race updates, outcomes & extra – plus stream authentic and unique biking documentaries. Watch all of it with GCN+ on any machine.

Final 12 months’s winner – Matej Mohorič with a dropped put up

The course
The 2023 Milano-Sanremo begins in Abbiategrasso. After roughly 30 km on flat roads alongside the Ticino River, it merges again onto the ‘conventional’ course in Pavia. From there, the race as soon as once more takes the route that has linked Milan to the Riviera di Ponente for over 110 years, by Ovada and the Passo del Turchino, dropping into Genoa in Voltri. From there, it rolls westwards, by the ocean, following the Statale Aurelia by Varazze, Savona, Albenga (avoiding the Manie climb, which solely featured within the route from 2008 to 2013) and Imperia. In San Lorenzo al Mare, previous the traditional sequence of the Capi (Mele, Cervo and Berta), the peloton will negotiate the 2 climbs which have entered the race route in latest many years: the Cipressa (1982) and the Poggio di Sanremo (1961). The Cipressa is simply over 5.6 km lengthy with a gradient of 4.1%. The extremely testing descent leads again all the way down to SS 1 Aurelia.

2023 Milano-Sanremo profile

Closing kilometres
The ascent of Poggio di Sanremo begins with 9 km remaining to the end (3.7 km, common gradient lower than 4%, most 8% within the phase earlier than attending to the highest of the climb). The street is barely narrower, with 4 hairpin turns within the first 2 km. The descent is testing, on asphalt switchback roads, slender at factors and with twists and turns so far as the junction with SS 1 Aurelia. The ultimate a part of the descent enters city Sanremo. The final 2 km are on lengthy, straight city roads. There’s a left-hand bend on a roundabout 850 m from the end line. The final bend, main into the house straight on the Through Roma, is 750 m from the end line.

2023 Milano-Sanremo map

Because the race left Abbiategrasso and nonetheless in neutralised zone, there was a crash. Not simply any rider, however prime favorite Tadej Pogačar. The Slovenian was capable of proceed with just a few dust on his shoulder. Quickly after the beginning, a number one group of 9 riders shortly shaped.

Single chainring for Wout van Aert (52 x 10/28)

Sanremo winner and Tudor biking crew proprietor – Fabian Cancellara initially

Jan Maas of Jayco AlUla was joined by his teammate Alexandre Balmer, Aloïs Charrin (Tudor), Alexandr Riabushenko (Astana Qazaqstan), Samuele Zoccarato & Alessandro Tonelli (Inexperienced Mission-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè), Samuele Rivi & Mirco Maestri (EOLO-Kometa) and Negasi Haylu Abreha (Q36.5). They took a lead of about 3 minutes forward on the peloton, the place Jos van Emden (Jumbo-Visma), Silvan Dillier (Alpecin-Deceuninck) and Jacopo Mosca (Trek-Segafredo) set the tempo.

One of many prime favourites initially – Wout van Aert

Two double World champions and Milano-Sanremo winners – Gianni Bugno and Julian Alaphilippe

Not an ideal begin for Tadej Pogačar, he fell within the neutralised zone

Leaving the beginning city of Abbiategrasso

The Pogačar followers have been out

The early kilometres have been misty as traditional

This farmer had an excellent view

The break of the day ultimately obtained collectively

The peloton didn’t give the break far more than 3 minutes

2009 Sanremo winner – Mark Cavendish

The break was working effectively collectively, however…

No snow this 12 months

Campo Ligure getting nearer to the coast

Trek-Segafredo have been doing loads of work within the peloton – Jacopo Mosca and Jasper Stuyven

Eventually, the Mediterranean

Nonetheless over 100 kilometres to Sanremo

Coming into the motion space

Savona Sea Cruise ship

Time to raise the pace within the peloton

Van Aert and the opposite stars moved ahead for the Capi

The peloton was collectively for the Cipressa

Arnaud De Lie led on to the Cipressa – Then went out the again

Van der Poel and Kragh Andersen have been on the entrance for the descent of the Cipressa

Van der Poel solo to the Through Roma

The win for van der Poel – Similar to his grandfather

2023 Milano-Sanremo winner, Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck): “A particular win in a particular race. It’s so tough to win right here. I wasn’t hiding at Tirreno-Adriatico, I simply wasn’t on my greatest stage. We had an ideal week of coaching with all of the crew, they did an ideal job for me. It’s wonderful, we’ll have a good time for certain”

Milano-Sanremo End result:
1. Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Deceuninck 6:25:23
2. Filippo Ganna (Ita) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:15
3. Wout van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma
4. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Crew Emirates
5. Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Alpecin-Deceuninck at 0:26
6. Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo
7. Magnus Cort (Den) EF Training-EasyPost
8. Matej Mohorič (Slo) Bahrain Victorious
9. Anthony Turgis (Fra) TotalEnergies
10. Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo

Like PEZ? Why not subscribe to our weekly publication to obtain updates and reminders on what’s cool in street biking?



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Recent Comments