Tuarts said:More respect than "biggest"? I think that's as high as praise as you can get (and deservedly so). As for the wording, they're not going to launch into a essay on the importance and prestige of Monuments, its a press release aimed at Joe Public.
Well, the point of mentioning the race as the biggest in the first place was to highlight the win as something special but to me it backfires because they undersell it. Why not simply call it the biggest classic of the year for sprinters, which it is.