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:

1 Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma)

7:16:09

2 Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

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3 Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb)

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4 Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe)

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5 Giacomo Nizzolo (NTT)

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6 Dion Smith (Mitchelton-Scott)

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7 Alex Aranburu (Astana)

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8 Greg Van Avermaet (CCC)

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9 Philippe Gilbert (Lotto Soudal)

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10 Matej Mohoric (Bahrain McLaren)

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11 Andrea Vendrame (AG2R La Mondiale)

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12 Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates)

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13 Mathieu Van Der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix)

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14 Olive Naesen (AG2R La Mondiale)

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15 Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Ineos)

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16 Davide Formolo (UAE Team Emirates)

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17 Matteo Jorgenson (Movistar)

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18 Alberto Bettiol (EF Pro Cycling)

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19 Zdenek Stybar (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

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20 Tiesj Benoot (Team Sunweb)

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