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Nibal’s Masterpiece: Milan-San Remo Photos!
PeloPics Gallery:The finalé of Milan-San Remo 2018 was a classic example by Vincenzo Nibali of how to win a 'Monument' and excite the fans - A visual spectacle and we've collected the best photos & video from the Sanremo percorso by Cor Vos.

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Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Vincenzo NIBALI (Italy / Team Bahrain - Merida) - Caleb EWAN (Australia / Team Mitchelton - Scott) - Peter SAGAN (Slowakia / Team Bora - hansgrohe) - Arnaud DEMARE (France / Team FDJ) - Michael James MATTHEWS (Australia / Team Sunweb) - Alexander KRISTOFF (Norway / UAE Team Emirates)  pictured during  Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race  from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Sanremo win for Nibali


In a classic Milano-Sanremo on Saturday, a nine-man breakaway shaped the first 260km, most of them in the rain. With 30 kilometers to go and the rain behind them, the last of the attackers were caught. At that point, pre-race favorites Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Michal Kwiatkowski (Sky) were well positioned, as were several of the world's leading sprinters.


Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie start in Milano - Filippo Pozzato (ITA - Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia) pictured during  Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race  from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Filippo Pozzato didn't want to get wet before the start


Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie start in Milano - Michael Matthews (AUS - Team Sunweb) pictured during  Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race  from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Wet start for Michael Matthews


Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie  pictured during  Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race  from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
The peloton rolled out of Milan


Then, with 6.5km to go, Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) attacked. He crossed the Poggio alone with a 15-second lead and, despite a determined chase by Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott), followed by the speeding lead-out trains of Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors), Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott) and Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ), he held on to win to win the 109th Milano-Sanremo in style, with Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott) and Arnaud Démare second and third.


Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie start in Milano pictured during Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Not just the riders that got wet


Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Illustration picture of the peloton at the start pictured during  Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race  from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
Splash!


Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie  pictured during  Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race  from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
A big peloton headed towards Sanremo


Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - escape group Lorenzo Rota (ITA - Bardiani - CSF) pictured during Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
The break of the day


Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie passage escape group Campo Ligure pictured during Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
The leaders were out-front for a long time


Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Illustration picture of the peloton in Passo Del Turchino pictured during  Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race  from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
Through the tunnel to the Mediterranean


Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during  Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race  from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
The chase was on


Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during  Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race  from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
The sea air says Sanremo is not too far away


Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie  pictured during  Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race  from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
The race followed the coast before the climbs


Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2018


Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Illustration picture of the peloton pictured during  Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race  from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
The speed and the weather picked up


Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - crash val sturz fall - Mark CAVENDISH (GBR / Team Dimension Data) pictured during Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
Another crash for Cavendish


Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Illustration picture of the peloton pictured during  Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race  from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Greipel came down in the same crash


Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Dylan VAN BAARLE (Netherlands / Team Sky) - Tom DUMOULIN (Netherlands / Team Sunweb)  pictured during  Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race  from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
Tom Dumoulin was close to the front along with Peter Sagan


Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie climb Poggio pictured during  Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race  from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Marcus Burghardt on the attack


Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Marcus Burghardt (GER - Bora - Hansgrohe) - DRUCKER Jean-Pierre  (LUX)  of BMC Racing Team  pictured during  Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race  from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Jean-Pierre Drucker got with Burghardt


Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - climb Poggio - Vincenzo Nibali (ITA - Bahrain - Merida) pictured during Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Vincenzo Nibali and Krists Neilands were the next to have a go


Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Vincenzo (ITA)  of Bahrain - Merida pictured during  Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race  from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo POOL/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
Nibali put the attack on Neilands


Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - climb Poggio - Vincenzo Nibali (ITA - Bahrain - Merida) pictured during Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Nibali was soon going solo


Speaking seconds after the stage finish, Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) said: "I have to thank the team, who rode perfectly. I was able to hide in the group with Colbrelli, keeping an eye out and staying out of the wind. I attacked, but when my DS told me I had a 20 second lead, I was surprised and I knew I just had to ride. When I looked over my shoulder and saw the sprinters could not catch me, it was a good moment for me, but it is too early to say if it is the best win of my career."


Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Vincenzo Nibali (ITA - Bahrain - Merida) - Arnaud Demare (FRA - Groupama - FDJ)  pictured during  Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race  from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
"Will they catch me?"


Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Vincenzo NIBALI (Italy / Team Bahrain - Merida) pictured during Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
On Nibali's heels


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Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Vincenzo NIBALI (Italy / Team Bahrain - Merida) - Caleb EWAN (Australia / Team Mitchelton - Scott) pictured during Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
The win


Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Vincenzo NIBALI (Italy / Team Bahrain - Merida) pictured during  Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race  from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
Disbelief for Nibali


Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Vincenzo NIBALI (Italy / Team Bahrain - Merida) pictured during Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
That was close!


Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  AN AVERMAET Greg (BEL)  of BMC Racing Team  pictured during  Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race  from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
Greg Van Avermaet wasn't too pleased


Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - GILBERT Philippe (BEL)  of Quick - Step Floors   pictured during  Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race  from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
Philippe Gilbert was surprised


Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -   NIBALI Vincenzo (ITA)  of Bahrain - Merida  pictured during  Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race  from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
A happy Nibali


Sanremo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  EWAN Caleb (AUS)  of Mitchelton - Scott, NIBALI Vincenzo (ITA)  of Bahrain - Merida, DEMARE Arnaud (FRA)  of FDJ pictured during  Milano-Sanremo (1.UWT) a one day race  from Milano to Sanremo (291KM) - photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
Sanremo'18 podium - Ewan, Nibali and Démare


The final hour:



2018 Milan-Sanremo Result:
1. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida in 7:18:43
2. Caleb Ewan (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
3. Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
4. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates
5. Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) BMC
6. Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe
7. Michael Matthews (Aus) Sunweb
8. Magnus Cort (Den) Astana
9. Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
10. Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo
11. Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Sky
12. Matti Breschel (Den) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
13. Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis
14. Sacha Modolo (Ita) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
15. Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
16. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data
17. Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC
18. Nathan Haas (Aus) Katusha-Alpecin
19. Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors
20. Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Quick-Step Floors at 0:04.

 


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