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Milan-San Remo result: Matej Mohoric wins thanks to flying descent

Milan-San Remo result: Matej Mohoric wins thanks to flying descent

Matej Mohoric won Milan-San Remo on Saturday after he made a late burst and then held off race favourites Tadej Pogacar and Wout van Aert.…

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Matej Mohoric won Milan-San Remo on Saturday after he made a late burst and then held off race favourites Tadej Pogacar and Wout van Aert. Photo: Twitter @BHRVictorious Matej Mohoric won Milan-San Remo on Saturday after he made a late burst and then held off a strong group which included race favourites Tadej Pogacar and Wout van Aert .

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Bahrain Victorious rider Mohoric, a stage winner on all three Grand Tours, launched an attack on the final descent after around 290km of riding to claim the season’s first ultra-long, one-day ‘Monument’ race. Matej Mohoric almost crashed on the descent

The Slovene finished ahead of France’s Anthony Turgis and Dutchman Mathieu van der Poel despite nearly crashing twice on his rapid descent and having a mechanical problem in the final few hundred metres following nearly six and a half hours of cycling.

His attack came after four unsuccessful attempts from Pogacar and another from Primoz Roglic on the Poggio climb, which is traditionally one of the launchpads for the race winner.

Instead, Mohoric defied convention by making the decisive move on the descent. He darted down a winding slope before joining the via Aurelia and crossing the line in front of a shocked and ecstatic crowd.

“I managed to get up the Poggio with the top riders and I thought to myself ‘It’s now or never’, and it turns out it was now,” Mohoric said […]

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