Mathieu van der Poel wins Milan-San Remo solo on the Via Roma

This article originally appeared on Velo News

Mathieu van der Poel scored emphatic victory at Milan-San Remo.

The Dutchman attacked out of a four-rider attack on the Poggio and crossed the Via Roma finishline a handful of seconds ahead of the chasing Wout van Aert, Tadej Pogacar and Filippo Ganna.

Like expected The six and half hour race came down to a Poggio explosion.

Pogacar set the tone with a monster attack from his teammate Tim Wellens’ wheel that only Van Aert, Ganna and Van der Poel could match.

Van der Poel took his turn attacking soon after and rode solo over the summit. The Dutch ace took a handful of seconds over the crest as Van Aert scramble to lead the chase down the infamous sinuous downhill.

Pogacar, Ganna, and Van Aert started to collaborate in the chase while Van der Poel rode the pursuit race of his life down the Via Roma.

This report is being updated

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