NIBALI STUNS SPRINTERS IN SANREMO
Italian wins La Classicissima in style; Ewan best sprinter for second Vincenzo Nibali of Bahrain Merida added to his growing legend today with a victory for the ages in the 109th edition of Milano Sanremo. The Shark of the Straits accelerated away on the Poggio, the race’s final climb, as he does almost annually, only this time the peloton were an instant too slow in responding. Nibali got a gap of 11 seconds, held most of it down the technical descent to Sanremo, and won with a bike length or two to spare over the hard-charging peloton, led by Caleb Ewan of Michelton-Scott and former winner Arnaud Demare of FDJ. The Song of the Italians could be heard joyfully ringing out in the streets of Sanremo as fans, officials and former riders in attendance celebrated the first Italian victory in twelve years. They were celebrating the country’s greatest cycling star ...
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