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2018 Milano - San Remo (World Tour)

109th edition: Saturday, March 17, 2018

Complete results for every edition of Milano-San Remo | 2017 edition | Course map and profile | Photos | Start list

Milano - San Remo, 294 km

Weather at San Remo at 12:40 PM, local time: 11C (52F), rain showers with the wind from the south at 10 km/hr (6mph). The rain ended by mid-afternoon before the race finish.

Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan at the sign-in, ready for a cold, wet day of racing.

The Race: The race began officially at 10:13 AM local time under pouring rain. The race was lengthened by three kilometers to 294 km because of a road closure mid-way along the course.

The organizer posted this short summary:

The Italian rider Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain – Merida) has won the 109th edition of Milano-Sanremo Namedsport, the first Classic Monument of the season. On the finish line in Via Roma he finished in front of Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton – Scott) and Arnaud Demare (Groupama FDJ).

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, Nibali 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.“

And here's the race report from Peter Sagan's Bora-hansgrohe team:

The first Monument of 2018 was a race where just making it to the finish line was an achievement in itself. Milano-Sanremo is one of the longest races on the UCI WorldTour and the 294km distance meant few riders would have the strength to contest the win after such a long day in the saddle. After working hard to reel in the day’s break, the BORA-hansgrohe riders arrived at the bottom of the Poggio, ready to assist Peter Sagan’s fight for the finale, but an audacious move saw the peloton chasing an attack with 6km to go, and while the sprinters massed in the hope of snatching the win, it was a single bike length that kept them from victory, with the UCI World Champion taking sixth on the line after more than seven hours of racing.

The Stage
There are few races anywhere near as long as La Primavera. At 294km in length, riders have to rely on almost superhuman reserves of strength and stamina to simply make it through the day, but this Italian classic always ends with a sting in its tail. Despite a fairly flat parcours that takes in some stunning views along the Ligurian coast, riders would have to take on the ‘Tre Capi’ – the Capo Mele, Capo Cervo, and Capo Berta – before the Cipressa and finally the fearsome and infamous Poggio, the climb where a rider’s race can either come to life or fall apart at the roadside. This sequence of climbs would be hard on its own, but with nearly 300km under their tyres, this is a race that only the strong survive, and fewer still are in a position to contest the victory. If it was all together at the finale, the Sprinters’ Classic would live up to its name, but positioning on the Poggio was where a rider’s race would be won or lost and would decide whether or not the sprinters would take the win.

The Team Tactics
The first of cycling’s Monuments, the team would be keeping a close eye on how the day unfolded, both in terms of the form of the classics riders as well as the tactics of the other teams throughout the day. While the aim would be to deliver Peter Sagan to the foot of the Poggio in a strong position, the weather and the sheer distance of the race would make the race difficult to predict until the day’s final climb. The plan, therefore, was to keep safe and avoid any splits in the peloton and take the finale as it came.

The Race
Starting the day in rain jackets, leg warmers and overshoes, it was obvious before the flag had dropped that it was going to be a hard race. Rain showers soaked the riders and even when this stopped, the roads remained wet and the temperature was cold. In spite of this, the day’s break wasn’t deterred from a long ride up front, with a group of nine making their move early on. At their peak, this group’s advantage hit seven minutes, but the peloton was clearly confident in their ability to eventually reel this group back in. After 260km out in front, the remaining four members of the break were caught, Juraj Sagan having been instrumental on the front of the bunch in setting the pace and reducing the break’s lead, just before the race hit the Cipressa.

With the sun setting, a larger peloton than expected carried the high pace to the foot of the Poggio, nobody knowing who was going to make a move and when, the nerves building steadily. A crash with just 10km to go saw a split in the bunch, but the BORA-hansgrohe riders were safely ahead of this and with Marcus Burghardt on the front, it was clear the pace was going to be high for the finale, the German National Champion surging ahead on the 8% gradients. The pivotal move came with 6km remaining with an attack from Vincenzo Nibali just holding off the sprinters, who at full speed, crossed the line with just a few meters between them and the race winner. The UCI World Champion, Peter Sagan, crossed the line in sixth spot.

From the Finish Line
"After a very wet start, fortunately, the rain didn't affect the final part of this year's Milano-Sanremo and thanks to the slower pace as well, the selection was less and the group to arrive at the finish quite a lot bigger. We worked very well throughout the day and at the start of the climb on the Poggio we were well positioned at the front. Then Nibali attacked and I remained with the group of sprinters as we thought he would be caught and the race would finish with a bunch sprint. However, Nibali proved very strong and was able to hold on and take the win. Congratulations to him, he deserved it. This victory is good for Italy and the sport of cycling in general." – Peter Sagan, UCI World Champion

"I would say the team did a very good job and every single one of our guys put on a great effort to control the race. We were expecting one of the top contenders to attack on the Poggio and this is what Nibali did. He managed to open a gap and then fend off the attack of the sprinters, who missed catching him by a few meters. It isn't the result we were hoping for but we have to accept it and focus on the upcoming races." - Enrico Poitschke, Sport Director 

Vincenzo Nibali

Vincenzo Nibali escaped on the Poggio and just held his gap to the end. RCS photo

Complete Results:

Photos

294 kilometers raced at an average speed of 40.208 km/hr

1 NIBALI Vincenzo Bahrain-Merida 7hr 18min 43sec
2 EWAN Caleb Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
3 DEMARE Arnaud Groupama-FDJ s.t.
4 KRISTOFF Alexander UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
5 ROELANDTS Jurgen BMC s.t.
6 SAGAN Peter Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
7 MATTHEWS Michael Team Sunweb s.t.
8 CORT NIELSEN Magnus Astana s.t.
9 COLBRELLI Sonny Bahrain-Merida s.t.
10 STUYVEN Jasper Trek-Segafredo s.t.
11 KWIATKOWSKI Michal Sky s.t.
12 BRESCHEL Matti EF Education First-Drapac s.t.
13 LAPORTE Christophe Cofidis s.t.
14 MODOLO Sacha EF Education First-Drapac s.t.
15 CANOLA Marco Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
16 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald Dimension Data s.t.
17 VAN AVERMAET Greg BMC s.t.
18 HAAS Nathan Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
19 VIVIANI Elia Quick-Step Floors s.t.
20 RICHEZE Ariel Quick-Step Floors @ 4sec
21 IMPEY Daryl Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
22 DEBUSSCHERE Jens Lotto-Soudal @ 5sec
23 NEILANDS Krists Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
24 VAN EMDEN Jos LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
25 MOHORIC Matej Bahrain-Merida s.t.
26 GALLOPIN Tony Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
27 CARUSO Damiano BMC s.t.
28 SANCHEZ Luis Leon Astana s.t.
29 MOSCON Gianni Sky s.t.
30 JUUL-JENSEN Christopher Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
31 DUMOULIN Tom Team Sunweb s.t.
32 OSS Daniel Bora-hansgrohe 0:10
33 HAUSSLER Heinrich Bahrain-Merida 0:11
34 ŠPILAK Simon Katusha-Alpecin 0:15
35 ALAPHILIPPE Julian Quick-Step Floors s.t.
36 GATTO Oscar Astana 0:17
37 TRENTIN Matteo Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
38 VERMOTE Julien Dimension Data 0:32
39 THEUNS Edward Team Sunweb s.t.
40 THWAITES Scott Dimension Data s.t.
41 VUILLERMOZ Alexis Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
42 GAUTIER Cyril Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
43 DE KORT Koen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
44 SWIFT Ben UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
45 JENSEN August Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
46 FELLINE Fabio Trek-Segafredo s.t.
47 BOIVIN Guillaume Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
48 OOMEN Sam Team Sunweb 0:34
49 GUARNIERI Jacopo Groupama-FDJ s.t.
50 BATTAGLIN Enrico LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
51 CIMOLAI Davide Groupama-FDJ 0:45
52 POZZATO Filippo Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia 0:53
53 GONÇALVES José Katusha-Alpecin 1:02
54 BYSTROM Sven Erik UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
55 VAN POPPEL Danny LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
56 DRUCKER Jean-Pierre BMC s.t.
57 BARBERO Carlos Movistar Team 1:21
58 BURGHARDT Marcus Bora-hansgrohe 1:27
59 DEMPSTER Zakkari Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
60 BOEV Igor Gazprom-RusVelo 2:23
61 POLITT Nils Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
62 NAESEN Oliver Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
63 LADAGNOUS Matthieu Groupama-FDJ s.t.
64 ZARDINI Edoardo Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia s.t.
65 LOZANO David Novo Nordisk s.t.
66 CICCONE Giulio Bardiani-CSF s.t.
67 VENTURINI Clément Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
68 BOUWMAN Koen LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
69 SBARAGLI Kristian Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
70 VANDENBERGH Stijn Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
71 KONOVALOVAS Ignatas Groupama-FDJ s.t.
72 NYCH Artem Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
73 CUMMINGS Stephen Dimension Data s.t.
74 FIRSANOV Sergey Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
75 GILBERT Philippe Quick-Step Floors s.t.
76 SABATINI Fabio Quick-Step Floors s.t.
77 BETANCUR Carlos Movistar Team s.t.
78 LANGEVELD Sebastian EF Education First-Drapac s.t.
79 GOUGEARD Alexis Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
80 LOBATO Juan José Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
81 SANTAROMITA Ivan Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
82 TIZZA Marco Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
83 POWLESS Neilson LottoNL-Jumbo 2:56
84 ANACONA Winner Movistar Team 3:52
85 PELLIZOTTI Franco Bahrain-Merida 4:00
86 PIBERNIK Luka Bahrain-Merida s.t.
87 MAES Nikolas Lotto-Soudal 4:50
88 VAN HOECKE Gijs LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
89 BENEDETTI Cesare Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
90 PUCCIO Salvatore Sky s.t.
91 BENNATI Daniele Movistar Team s.t.
92 SCHAR Michael BMC s.t.
93 CONSONNI Simone UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
94 QUINTANA Dayer Movistar Team s.t.
95 BETTIOL Alberto BMC 5:20
96 PONZI Simone Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
97 VALGREN Michael Astana s.t.
98 CARBONI Giovanni Bardiani-CSF s.t.
99 VAN BAARLE Dylan Sky s.t.
100 BARBIN Enrico Bardiani-CSF s.t.
101 VLASOV Aleksandr Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
102 VILLELLA Davide Astana s.t.
103 ULISSI Diego UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
104 BEWLEY Sam Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
105 KÄMNA Lennard Team Sunweb s.t.
106 KLUGE Roger Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
107 LUTSENKO Alexey Astana 5:22
108 MAESTRI Mirco Bardiani-CSF 6:14
109 DE BUYST Jasper Lotto-Soudal 6:42
110 BODNAR Maciej Bora-hansgrohe 7:53
111 RAST Gregory Trek-Segafredo s.t.
112 KEUKELEIRE Jens Lotto-Soudal 8:30
113 BONNAFOND Guillaume Cofidis s.t.
114 TONELLI Alessandro Bardiani-CSF 8:37
115 REIJNEN Kiel Trek-Segafredo 9:37
116 HENTTALA Joonas Novo Nordisk s.t.
117 MULLEN Ryan Trek-Segafredo s.t.
118 PERON Andrea Novo Nordisk s.t.
119 SIEBERG Marcel Lotto-Soudal s.t.
120 ZABEL Rick Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
121 VENTOSO Francisco BMC s.t.
122 COLEDAN Marco Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia s.t.
123 DE LA PARTE Víctor Movistar Team s.t.
124 KOREN Kristijan Bahrain-Merida s.t.
125 KEISSE Iljo Quick-Step Floors s.t.
126 WYNANTS Maarten LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
127 STANNARD Ian Sky s.t.
128 ANDREETTA Simone Bardiani-CSF s.t.
129 DELAGE Mickaël Groupama-FDJ 11:40
130 BAK Lars Ytting Lotto-Soudal s.t.
131 PLANET Charles Novo Nordisk s.t.
132 SCHILLINGER Andreas Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
133 KURIANOV Stepan Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
134 VAN WINDEN Dennis Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
135 ROTA Lorenzo Bardiani-CSF s.t.
136 BRAND Sam Novo Nordisk s.t.
137 SAGIV Guy Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
138 LE GAC Olivier Groupama-FDJ s.t.
139 KORSAETH Truls Astana s.t.
140 CURVERS Roy Team Sunweb s.t.
141 THOMSON Jay Robert Dimension Data s.t.
142 POLI Umberto Novo Nordisk s.t.
143 VAN POPPEL Boy Trek-Segafredo s.t.
144 CIMA Damiano Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
145 MOSCA Jacopo Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia s.t.
146 ROWE Luke Sky s.t.
147 CHERKASOV Nicolay Gazprom-RusVelo 13:19
148 LEMOINE Cyril Cofidis 15:03
149 VAN LERBERGHE Bert Cofidis s.t.
150 HATSUYAMA Sho Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
151 CARRETERO Héctor Movistar Team s.t.
152 TUFT Svein Mitchelton-Scott 16:13
153 BELKOV Maxim Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
154 PHINNEY Taylor EF Education First-Drapac s.t.
155 KITTEL Marcel Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
156 DECLERCQ Tim Quick-Step Floors 16:32
157 SAGAN Juraj Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
158 KAMSTRA Brian Novo Nordisk s.t.
159 BUSATO Matteo Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia s.t.
160 MARECZKO Jakub Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia s.t.
161 GANNA Filippo UAE-Team Emirates 16:53
162 BERTAZZO Liam Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia s.t.
163 TEKLEHAIMANOT Daniel Cofidis 21:00
164 KOBERNYAK Evgeny Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.

2018 Milano-San Remo course map and profile:

2018 milano-san Remo map

2018 Milano- San Remo course map

2018 Milano-San Remo profile

2018 Milano-San Remo course profile

2018 Milano-San Remo photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

Team Cofidis

Team Cofidis is presented before the race start.

Milano-San Remo

It was a wet start to the day's racing. This photo RCS Sport

Peloton

Fortunately the rain did last last the entire race.

Jose Francisco Ventoso

A foggy descent of the Turchino Pass.

Peloton

The peloton has made it over the Turchino Pass and is on the coast headed to San Remo.

Peloton

Another shot of the pack headed to San Remo

Vincenzo Nibali

Vincenzo Nibali's attack on the Poggio got him a 12-second gap.

Finsih line

At the finish line, waiting for the race to arrive.

Vincenzo Nibali

Nibali was able to stay away until the end.

Vincenzo Nibali

Winner Nibali just after the race finish.

Milano-San Remo podium

The podium, from left: Caleb Ewan (2nd), Vincenzo Nibali & Arnaud Demare (3rd)

Vincenzo Nibali

Winner Vincenzo Nibali

Start list with back numbers, March 16, 2018:

Elenco Escriti / Liste des engagés

  TEAM SKY
1 KWIATKOWSKI Michal
2 MOSCON Gianni
3 PUCCIO Salvatore
4 ROWE Luke
5 STANNARD Ian
6 VAN BAARLE Dylan
7 WISNIOWSKI Lukasz
D.S. TOSATTO Matteo
  AG2R LA MONDIALE
11 GALLOPIN Tony
12 GAUTIER Cyril
13 GOUGEARD Alexis
14 NAESEN Oliver
15 VANDENBERGH Stijn
16 VENTURINI Clement
17 Vuillermox Alexis
D.S. JANNEL Didier
  ASTANA PRO TEAM
21 SANCHEZ Luis Leon
22 KORSAETH Truis
23 GATTO Oscar
24 LUTSENKO Alexey
25 NIELSEN Magnus Cort
26 VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael
27 VILLELLA Davide
D.S. SHEFER Alexander
  BAHRAIN - MERIDA
31 NIBALI Vincenzo
32 BOARO Manuele
33 COLBRELLI Sonny
34 HAUSSLER Heinrich
35 KOREN Kristijan
36 NAVARDAUSKAS Ramunas
37 PELLIZOTTI Franco
D.S. VOLPI Alberto
  BARDIANI CSF
41 ANDREETTA Simone
42 BARBIN Enrico
43 CARBONI Giovanni
44 CICCONE Giulio
45 MAESTRI Mirco
46 ROTA Lorenzo
47 TONELLI Alessandro
D.S. REVERBERI Bruno
  BMC RACING TEAM
51 VAN AVERMAET Greg
52 BETTIOL Alberto
53 CARUSO Damiano
54 DRUCKER Jean-Pierre
55 GERRANS Simon
56 ROELANDTS Jurgen
57 SCHÄR Michael
D.S. SCIANDRI Maximilian
  BORA - HANSGROHE
61 SAGAN Peter
62 BENEDETTI Cesare
63 BODNAR Maciej
64 BURGHARDT Marcus
65 OSS Daniel
66 SAGAN Juraj
67 SELIG Rudiger
D.S. POITSCHKE Enrico
  COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
71 LAPORTE Christophe
72 BONNAFOND Guillaume
73 CHETOUT Loic
74 LEMOINE Cyril
75 TEKLEHAIMANOT Daniel
76 TURGIS Anthony
77 VAN LERBERGHE Bert
D.S. DAMIANI Roberto
  GROUPAMA - FDJ
81 DEMARE Arnaud
82 LADAGNOUS Matthieu
83 CIMOLAI Davide
84 GUARNIERI Jacopo
85 KONOVALOVAS Ignatas
86 LE GAC Olivier
87 ROUX Anthony
D.S. GUESDON Frederic
  GAZPROM - RUSVELO
91 FIRSANOV Sergey
92 BOEV Igor
93 CHERKASOV Nikolai
94 KURIYANOV Stepan
95 NYCH Artem
96 LAGUTIN Sergey
97 VLASOV Aleksandr
D.S. KHAMIDULIN Renat
  ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY
101 SBARAGLI Kristian
102 BOIVIN Guillaume
103 ENGER Sondre
104 JENSEN August
105 NEILANDS Krists
106 SAGIV Guy
107 VAN WINDEN Dennis
D.S. MARIE Lionel
  LOTTO SOUDAL
111 GREIPEL André
112 BAK YTTING Lars
113 DEBUSSCHERE Jens
114 DE BUYST Jasper
115 KEUKELEIRE Jens
116 MAES Nikolas
117 SIEBERG Marcel
D.S. FRISON Herman
  MITCHELTON - SCOTT
121 TRENTIN Matteo
122 EWAN Caleb
123 IMPEY Daryl
124 KLUGE Roger
125 BEWLEY Sam
126 JUUL JENSEN Christopher
127 TUFT Svein
D.S. WHITE Matthew
  MOVISTAR TEAM
131 BENNATI Daniele
132 ANACONA Winner Andrew
133 BARBERO Carlos
134 BICO ALVES Nuno Miguel
135 BETANCUR Carlos
136 ROJAS José
137 SÜTTERLIN Jasha
D.S. JAIMERENA Jose Kuis
  NIPPO - VINI FANTINI - EUROPA
141 SANTAROMITA Ivan
142 CANOLA Marco
143 CIMA Damiano
144 HATSUYAMA Sho
145 LOBATO Juan Jose
146 PONZI Simone
147 TIZZA Marco
D.S. MANZONI Mario
  QUICK-STEP FLOORS
151 VIVIANI Elia
152 ALAPHILIPPE Julian
153 DECLERCQ Tim
154 GILBERT Philippe
155 KEISSE Iljo
156 RICHEZE Maximiliano Ariel
157 SABATINI Fabio
D.S. BRAMATI Davide
  TEAM DIMENSION DATA
161 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
162 CAVENDISH Mark
163 CUMMINGS Stephen
164 RENSHAW Mark
165 SLAGTER Tom-Jelte
166 THOMSON Jay Robert
167 VERMOTE Julien
D.S. ALDAG Rolf
  TEAM EF EDUCATION FIRST
171 MODOLO Sacha
172 BRESCHEL Matti
173 CLARKE Simon
174 DOCKER Mitchell
175 LANGEVELD Sebastian
176 MCLAY Daniel
177 PHINNEY Taylo
D.S. GUIDI Fabrizio
  TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN
181 BELKOV Maxim
182 GONÇALVES José
183 HAAS Nathan
184 HALLER Marco
185 POLITT Nils
186 SPILAK Simon
187 ZABEL Rick
D.S. COZZI Claudio
  TEAM LOTTO NL - JUMBO
191 VAN POPPEL Danny
192 BATTAGLIN Enrico
193 BOUWMAN Koen
194 POWLESS Neilson
195 VAN EMDEN Jos
196 VAN HOECKE Gijs
197 WYNANTS Maarten
D.S. ENGELS Addy
  TEAM NOVO NORDISK
201 BRAND Sam
202 HENTTALA Joonas
203 LOZANO RIBA David
204 PERON Andrea
205 PLANET Charles
206 POLI Umberto
207 KAMSTRA Brian
D.S. PODENZANA Massimo
  TEAM SUNWEB
211 MATTHEWS Michael
212 ARNDT Nikias
213 CURVERS Roy
214 DUMOULIN Tom
215 KÄMNA Lennard
216 OOMEN Sam
217 THEUNS Edward
D.S. REEF Marc
  TREK - SEGAFREDO
221 STUYVEN Jasper
222 DE KORT Koen
223 FELLINE Fabio
224 MULLEN Ryan
225 VAN POPPEL Boy
226 RAST Gregory
227 REIJNEN Kiel
D.S. BAFFI Adriano
  UAE TEAM EMIRATES
231 KRISTOFF Alexander
232 BONO Matteo
233 BYSTRØM Sven Erik
234 CONSONNI Simone
235 GANNA Filippo
236 SWIFT Ben
237 ULISSI Diego
D.S. SCIREA Mario
  WILIER TRIESTINA - SELLE ITALIA
241 MARECZKO Jakub
242 BERTAZZO Liam
243 BUSATO Matteo
244 COLEDAN Marco
245 MOSCA Jacopo
246 POZZATO Filippo
247 ZARDINI Edoardo
D.S. SCINTO Luca