The French cykelstjerne Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step) continued its impressive series of victories in 2019, when he on Saturday the year's first monument, Milano-Sanremo.
It was the first time he won the Italian maratonklassiker.
Alaphilippe sprinted to the win in a strong group, where a bunch of the world's best cyclists were.
The formstærke frenchman referred the Oliver Nose (AG2R) and Michal Kwiatkowski (Sky), respectively second and third place.
The former world champion Peter Sagan (Bora) was missing the final in the sprint and had to take to thank with a fourth place.
Astana-the dane Magnus Cort drove in goal 27 seconds later, although he in advance had hoped to improve his knight from last year.
Cort was dried in hovedfeltets spurt and thus listed for a 15.-space.
Prior to the hectic sprint had the riders completed 291 kilometers in the north of Italy.
An eruption consisting of ten men struck early with a hole for the box, and at one time was the edge on more than ten minutes.
So began the field otherwise to shave the edge down. With 100 kilometres left of the race had the front 5 minutes and 45 seconds to give.
Fausto Masnada from the Androni team staked along the way the other war profiteers, but with 25 kilometers again may also he true that the race was run.
the Riders hammered up the Cipressa-the rise, where Magnus Cort showed up at the front. The field came over the rise together, but on the descent stack Niccolò Bonifazio from Direct Energie.
he, Too, was swallowed up, and so that the status quo before the final Poggio-rise, who commanded on the 3.6 kilometres, with an average stigningsprocent of 3.8.
It utilized Quick-Step to set a hard pace, which sorted out the heaviest of sprinters.
A group of forhåndsfavoritter got away before the top, but no danes were among.
Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) got in touch with the front group on the descent, but he played no role in the final finale.
It made the former world champions Peter Sagan and Michal Kwiatkowski, and the current one, Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), but Alaphilippe had the most to shoot with.