Nibal’s Masterpiece: Milan-San Remo 2018 Photo Gallery!
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 and video from the Sanremo percorso by Cor Vos.
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.
Filippo Pozzato didn’t want to get wet before the start
Wet start for Michael Matthews
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.
Not just the riders that got wet
A big peloton headed towards Sanremo
The break of the day
The leaders were out-front for a long time
Through the tunnel to the Mediterranean
The chase was on
The sea air says Sanremo is not too far away
The race followed the coast before the climbs
The speed and the weather picked up
Another crash for Cavendish
Greipel came down in the same crash
Tom Dumoulin was close to the front along with Peter Sagan
Marcus Burghardt on the attack
Jean-Pierre Drucker got with Burghardt
Vincenzo Nibali and Krists Neilands were the next to have a go
Nibali put the attack on Neilands
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.”
“Will they catch me?”
On Nibali’s heels
Data collected by Velon’s devices on the riders’ bikes tells the detailed story of La Primavera: Data and an explanation guide can be found here.
Disbelief for Nibali
That was close!
Greg Van Avermaet wasn’t too pleased
Philippe Gilbert was surprised
A happy Nibali
Sanremo’18 podium – Ewan, Nibali and Démare
The 2018 Milan-Sanremo highlights:
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.