Arnaud Démare wins Milan-San Remo, Ben Swift second

Ben Swift narrowly misses out on winning Milan-San Remo as he is out-paced in the finale by Arnaud Démare - Photos by Graham Watson

Arnaud Demare wins the 2016 Milan-San Remo

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Arnaud Démare (FDJ) defied the pre-race favourites to win the 2016 edition of Milan-San Remo in Italy on Saturday.

Despite crashing earlier in the race, the Frenchman put in a well-timed effort in the final sprint to take the biggest victory of his career just ahead of Briton Ben Swift (Sky). Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto-Soudal) completed the podium in third.

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