Belgium’s Wout van Aert (Team Jumbo – Visma) pipped Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick Step) on the line of Milano-Sanremo to claim the first Monument of his caree
Belgium’s Wout van Aert (Team Jumbo – Visma) pipped Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick Step) on the line of Milano-Sanremo presented by Vittoria to claim the first Monument of his career. He followed the path of the Frenchman who won both Strade Bianche and La Classicissima last year. Australia’s Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) rounded out the podium in spectacular fashion as he won the bunch sprint after a bad crash on the Poggio.
1 – Wout van Aert (Team Jumbo – Visma) – 305km in 7h16’09”, average speed 41.958 km/h
2 – Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) s.t.
3 – Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) at 2″
- Third podium in three races within one week for Wout van Aert, winner of Strade Bianche and Milano-Sanremo, and third at Milano-Torino in between.
- Wout van Aert is the first Belgian to win Milano-Sanremo in the 21st century, joining the list of the 21 Belgian victories, following Andreï Tchmil’s win in 1999.
- The last three winners of Milano-Sanremo are Italian (Vincenzo Nibali, 2018), French (Julian Alaphilippe, 2019) and Belgian (Wout van Aert, 2020), just like the first three: Lucien Petit-Breton (France, 1907), Cyril van Hauwaert (Belgium, 1908) and Luigi Ganna (Italy, 1909).