Demare: There are plenty of positives to take from Milan-San Remo

Arnaud Demare tucked in behind his Groupama-FDJ teamates

As Vincenzo Nibali sung the Italian national anthem on top step of the Milan-San Remo podium, Arnaud Demare looked up at him and smiled. The Frenchman won Milan-San Remo in 2016 and could fully understand the emotions the Sicilian was feeling after such an adrenalinic finish. Demare was disappointed to have finished third behind Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott) in the sprint but was happy to have gone so close to a second Milan-San Remo victory. "It's still a podium. If I'd have been fourth I'd have been slightly more disappointed even though I didn't win. So it's just a consolation, even if I can be satisfied. There are plenty of positives to take from Milan-San Remo," Demare said, analysing his race and that of a strong Groupama-FDJ team that was never afraid to hit the front, take control of the peloton and protect Demare. "I'm happy with my form and that ...

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