After he managed to take a historic victory at Milan-San Remo, Vincenzo Nibali has shared his impressive ride with us on Strava.
Nibali had attacked on the key flashpoint of the Poggio climb within six kilometres of the finish – putting in a daring move to distance all of his rivals.
No KOM on the Poggio for the Bahrain-Merida star – that still belongs to Michal Kwiatkowski from last year – but he went up it 10 seconds quicker than any of his rivals on Saturday, which is what made the difference.
Nibali recorded a shorter race distance of 289km as opposed to the official 291km, completing it in 7:14:39. That works out at an average speed of 39.9km/h. That speed was at its highest at 75.6km/h.
Nibali’s time of 3-43 on the 3km Poggio (Descent) Strava segment puts him in 13th place of the riders tackling the race in 2018. Davide Cimolai (Groupama-FDJ) was quickest on the day with 3’19”.