Jasper Stuyven: Nobody is unbeatable

SANREMO ITALY MARCH 20 Arrival Jasper Stuyven of Belgium and Team Trek Segafredo Celebration during the 112th MilanoSanremo 2021 a 299km race from Milano to Sanremo MilanoSanremo La Classicissima UCIWT on March 20 2021 in Sanremo Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Belgian Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) celebrates his electrifying win at Milan-San Remo (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Jasper Stuyven’s late attack at Milan-San Remo was high-risk in a high-stakes race but proved to be the best way to win Milan-San Remo against the pre-race favourites Mathieu van der Poel, Wout Van Aert and  Julian Alaphilppe. 

The Trek-Segafredo rider was strong enough to be part of the selection that formed over the top of the Poggio but knew he had little chance of winning the sprint in the Via Roma. He instinctively decided to attack, throwing caution to the wind, but knowing the big three might just watch each other and the sprinters in the group, like Caleb Ewan, allowing him to stay away. 

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Stephen Farrand
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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.