March 17, 2018, Milan, Italy, Road - WorldTour

In one of the most inspiring victories in recent memory, Italian Vincenzo Nibali claimed his second consecutive Monument on home soil, taking a swashbuckling victory in Milan-San Remo.

Nibali followed a brave attack by the young Latvian champion Krists Neilands (Israel Cycling Academy) a kilometre before the crest of the Poggio and whilst the poor 23-year-old found himself in over his head, Nibali pressed on.

On most days, the enormous peloton, filled with all of the sport's top sprinters (except Mark Cavendish, who crashed at the base of the Poggio), would have crushed Nibali's and the tifosi's hopes on the Via Roma, but the stars aligned to swing the balance.

Nibali entered the final s-bend with the peloton in sight, and as Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott) rocketed out of the pack all could see they had timed their efforts just too late.

Nibali celebrated his victory, all of Italy was overcome with joy, and the rest of the sprinters could only shake their heads and wonder, 'what if'.

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2018 Milan-San Remo Brief Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida7:18:43 
2Caleb Ewan (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott  
3Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ  
4Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates  
5Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
6Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe  
7Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb  
8Magnus Cort (Den) Astana Pro Team  
9Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
10Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo  

2016 Milan-San Remo | 2015 Milan-San Remo | 2014 Milan-San Remo

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