You’ll never be too old to change, and neither is Milan Turin. The world’s oldest cycling race has changed the course of this version by eliminating the Superga climb, thus giving runners more chances.
Apparently not all teams received that note. For example, EF-Easypost started with climber types only. With a duo attack from Healy and Bettiol they try to make something out of it.
Healey was the last to be called up by the sprinter’s team, 4km from the finish. In preparation, Michael Morkoff lived up to his reputation as the best pilot in the world.
Mark Cavendish He went out irresistibly and won by a large margin, ahead of fellow 30-year-olds like Bohani, Christophe and Sagan. It was only the first time in his long career that Cavendish was at the start of Milan and Torino and he immediately took the award, his third stage win of the season.
“This was the perfect team for a one-day race and they drove me to the finish in perfect conditions. We never panicked. The sprint team was often on the road with Fabio Jacobsen, and now I had the chance to take the chance again.”
“I’m racing here for the first time and I won straight away. I don’t care that this is more of a classic for runners than Milan Sanremo. I’ve already won Milan Sanremo (in 2009), not that. It’s on the honor roll, and I’m proud my name is now shining there too. It is nice to have my name next to the names of some great climbers.”
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