What a masterpiece win for Bahrain Merida's Vincenzo Nibali in Milan-San Remo! He timed his moved to perfection and held off the sprinters over 294 km. He becomes the first Italian to win the race in 12 years - purgatory for Italian fans. Filippo Pozzato was the last Italian (2006) to win in the seaside town.
Milan-San Remo results
"When I saw we had 20 or so seconds, on the last part of the Poggio, where the gradient was harder, I decided to go hard. I was free, strong and holding it as far as I could. The last kilometres were endless - just suffering."
- Vincenzo Nibali
After a long 12 years the Italian fans can... rejoice!