Wout van Aert pips Alaphilippe to win 2020 Milano-Sanremo

Wout van Aert won 2020 Milan-Sanremo, beating defending champion Julian Alaphilippe in a tight sprint finish after 305km.

Van Aert, who won the Strade Bianche last Saturday, was the only rider able to follow Alaphilippe’s brutal attack in the ascent to the Poggio, some seven km from the finish. Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) took third place.

“I’m super happy. I can’t believe I’ve taken these two victories in a row,” van Aert said.

“I don’t have words actually. I know everyone says that when they win a Monument but to start the second part of the season like this… it’s crazy.”

Van Aert’s victory marks his first monument win and completes an incredible comeback after his serious injury at last year’s Tour de France.

Milano-Sanremo 2020 results:

1Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma)

7:16:09

2Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

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3Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb)

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4Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe)

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5Giacomo Nizzolo (NTT)

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6Dion Smith (Mitchelton-Scott)

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7Alex Aranburu (Astana)

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8Greg Van Avermaet (CCC)

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9Philippe Gilbert (Lotto Soudal)

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10Matej Mohoric (Bahrain McLaren)

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11Andrea Vendrame (AG2R La Mondiale)

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12Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates)

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13Mathieu Van Der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix)

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14Olive Naesen (AG2R La Mondiale)

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15Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Ineos)

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16Davide Formolo (UAE Team Emirates)

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17Matteo Jorgenson (Movistar)

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18Alberto Bettiol (EF Pro Cycling)

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19Zdenek Stybar (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

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20Tiesj Benoot (Team Sunweb)

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