2019 Milano-Torino: 179 km

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what a battle on that climb... impressive Woods to trade attacks with others all the time and then managed to distance Valverde in the last 300m to avoid being outsprinted... hats off
 
Just caught up with the race, nice win by Woods, can he do what Pinot did last year?
No. Lombardia is an entirely different beast. It took Pinot 3 editions to be in the final mix , the best legs in the world in October and only one man to drop on Civiglio in order to win. It's impossible to gain a fairly large advantage on Civiglio on a larger group of elite climbers so that an average descender can keep a reasonable distance to stand a chance on the last climb and finish it off. Woods has no proper descending skills.
 
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