Matthews wins sprint for third at Milan-San Remo despite scraping Poggio wall

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Michael Matthews on the Milan-San Remo podium with race winner, Wout Van Aert (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) climbed onto the third step of the Milan-San Remo podium for the second time in his career on Saturday afternoon, with his right arm wrapped in bandages indicating that all had not gone smoothly on the road to the Ligurian coast.

However, it was his blood-splattered shoes that told the real story about how hard he scraped against the wall on the climb of the Poggio, and how he fought the pain to win the sprint just two seconds behind Wout Van Aert and Julian Alaphilippe.

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