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Cycling: Mohorič Wins Milan-Sanremo Road Race

By: P.T., STA

Slovenian cyclist Matej Mohorič is the surprise winner of the 113th Milan-Sanremo. He clinched the first “Monument” race of the season with a daredevil dash in the final kilometres.

 

Mohorič escaped a strong group that included race favourites Tadej Pogačar and Wout van Aert four kilometres before the finish line of the 293-kilometre race to beat Anthony Turgis of France and the Dutchman Mathieu van der Poel.

“Sometimes you have to make a plan and stick with it. Even if things do not fall into place perfectly. Never give up,” he told Eurosport after the race.

This is one of the career highlights for the 27-year-old member of the Bahrain – Victorious team, who has been somewhat in the shadow of Slovenian cycling superstars Pogačar and Primož Roglič.

While Mohorič’s is the first victory in the prestigious race, it marks the continuation of unprecedented dominance of Slovenian riders at the outset of this season.

In the past two weeks Slovenian riders have won the Strade Bianche, the Paris-Nice, and the Tirreno-Adriatico.

 

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