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Milano - Sanremo 2024, one day monument, March 16

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Order at the top of Poggio:

Pogačar
Van der Poel

Ganna
Bettiol
Pedersen
Matthews
Pidcock
Philipsen
Stuyven
Sobrero
Mohorič
Alaphilippe
Van Gils

Cosnefroy

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He had cement quads at the end of the last worlds and this race too. Outsprinted by non sprinters both times
He went way too early at the worlds, and Pogacar is no fluke in the sprint after 270km.
As for yesterday, I think Poggio drains too much from him.
We shall see, I think that sprint after a hard race is one of his main weapons, but it is truth that he lost twice to Pogacar in the last two.
Then again, Van Der Poel lost to Asgreen...
 
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He went way too early at the worlds, and Pogacar is no fluke in the sprint after 270km.
As for yesterday, I think Poggio drains too much from him.
We shall see, I think that sprint after a hard race is one of his main weapons, but it is truth that he lost twice to Pogacar in the last two.
Then again, Van Der Poel lost to Asgreen...

And Pogačar finished 4th in a two man sprint in De Ronde.
 
After this, it would be nice if we had a rainy edition next year.
Oh noo! Pls save the beautiful bright views for the race to the spring sun.
However, I'm all game for a good, strong headwind which can make a difference up the Poggio.
Or perhaps a hurricane-like crosswind between Cipressa and Poggio :)

Leave rain and puddles for De Ronde, plenty of it.
Or even better hail, sleet, fierce winds, +1°C and all white knuckles, old style ;)
 
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Congratulations to Jasper Philipsen for winning.

Was a nice race to watch and i like the fact two Slovenians finished in top 10. As for Pogi and his chances. Until the field weakens i feel that a brute force attempt wont' work here. So maybe he needs to be a bit more playful in future editions and explore other options. Eventually i feel that he will win it.
 
Pidcock wouldn't have been a big problem in one-on-one sprint. Those guys who caught Pog later would. Maybe if Pidcock led the descent they would finish ahead of the chasing pack (but then Pidcock could've tried distancing Pog on the descent).
Are we talking about the same Pidcock who beat* WVA to the (well, a) line at Amstel Gold?

No one predicted Pog was going to have a better kick than Mads Pedersen yesterday but in normal circumstances I would pick Pidcock over Pog in a fair sprint. And MSR sprints are rarely fair: ask Sagan or Cancellara.