Tadej Pogačar, Matej Mohorič, and Mathieu van der Poel were among the protagonists at Saturday’s race (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)
Saturday’s 113th edition of Milan-San Remo had thrown up a long list of talking points well before Matej Mohorič ‘s (Bahrain Victorious) audacious dropper seatpost-assisted attack to victory down the Poggio.
The race was hard from the Cipressa onwards as sprinters shot out the back under the high pace, and then Tour de France champion Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) went on the attack on the Poggio, blowing the lead group of just 30 men apart.
After some time to ruminate on six-and-a-half hours of action, our reporters on the ground Stephen Farrand and Barry Ryan have picked out six key points from the race, including Pogačar’s mistake, Mathieu van der Poel ‘s (Alpecin-Fenix) return at the top of his game, the future of dropper seatposts in road racing, and more.
Read on for Cyclingnews ‘ six conclusions from La Classicissima di Primavera, Milan-San Remo. Never change, Milan-San Remo
A classic scene during Milan-San Remo as the peloton skirts the Ligurian coast (Image credit: Nico Vereecken/PN/BettiniPhotoÂ© 2022 ) The organisers of Milan-San Remo added the Poggio to the route in 1961 and then the Cipressa in 1982 in response to growing dominance from the sprinters. There have been calls for other climbs to be added to inspire more aggressive racing, but as this year’s race confirmed Milan-San Remo is a perfectly-balanced race.
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