Démare: I was ready to throw in the towel in Milan-San Remo - Video

As Arnaud Démare (FDJ) hit the front on the Via Roma and the ‘Arrivo' banner for Milan-San Remo up ahead drew ever closer, a chilling thought suddenly flashed across his mind. "I launched my sprint from distance, just the way I like, but then I started wondering if there was still someone up the road, because I'd lost track of the race," he admitted afterwards.

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