this is my profile and theres nothing to tone down. if you disagree doesnt matter at all cause its simply the truth of what have accured nothing to be mad about.Disagreed.
And could you please tone it down a bit? Or just revert back to your original profile.
Here you can see he was in front of the bigger group with Asgreen, Valter, Politt, etc.
Sanremo poggio descent 2023, MvDP, WVA, Ganna, Pogačar, road side video. - YouTube
After Trentin lets 8 riders get a gap (7 of the top-8 plus Wellens), only Powless, Turgis, Stuyven, and Alaphilippe get away from the peloton. It's not surprising that he wasn't strong enough for that, he wasn't last year neither.
My guess would be that he tried hard on the Poggio, but just couldn't make it, and that was the reason why he either didn't sprint or was too gassed to do so properly.
So he attacks out of the group on the descent just at this exact spot! That explains why he didn't sprint after he was caught.