10 conclusions from Milan-San Remo

There was good news and bad news for Mark Cavendish as he sat aboard the Omega Pharma-QuickStep bus awaiting the re-start of Milan-San Remo. The good news was that the climb of Le Manie had been slashed from the route. The bad news was that Tom Boonen, Niki Terpstra and Stijn Vandenbergh had opted to abandon ship as they looked ahead to the cobbled classics. The Manxman opted to focus on the positive, however, and with just Sylvain Chavanel for company in the finale, he produced his best Milan-San Remo performance since winning the race in 2009.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.