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The peloton ride along a costal ridge at Milan-San Remo

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Good morning! It's been a little while, but we're back with another live blog. 


Bianchi responds to handlebar criticism

Matej Mohorič brings back dropper seatpost

CPA elects Adam Hansen as president

Milan San-Remo: Nine-rider break forms, including race's first Ethiopian

Wout van Aert opts for single chainring

Annemiek van Vleuten calls for 'crazy long' women's Milan-San Remo

Milan-San Remo: Past the halfway mark

Crashes at Milan-San Remo

Milan-San Remo: 100km to go 

Milan-San Remo (80km to go): Admittedly, we might have sounded the klaxon a little bit early. Still, there's a tailwind down the coast, so expect the decisive climbs to arrive sooner than you think. 

Milan-San Remo (73km to go): Intermarché-Circus-Wanty win the team bus race, but who will be the first rider across the line in Sanremo? 

Milan-San Remo (56.5km to go): The pace is starting to pick up. The breakaway's gap is tumbling. The race, it appears, is on. 

Milan-San Remo (49km to go): We're over the Capo Mele. Capo Cervo and Capo Berta still to come. 

Milan-San Remo (43km to go): Capo Cervo has been conquered. I'll level with you, these lumps in the road are so small that they're hard to notice. 

Milan-San Remo (39km to go): Mark Cavendish (Astana Qazaqstan), a debutant winner of the race in 2009, is dropped on the Capo Berta. 

Milan San-Remo (26.5km to go): We're onto the Cipressa, with Luke Rowe (Ineos Grenadiers) leading the pack. 

Milan-San Remo (26km to go): UAE Team Emirates take up pacing at the front. Tadej Pogačar rides patiently in tow. 

Milan-San Remo (22km to go): Ineos Grenadiers bring Filippo Ganna through to the front, but it doesn't look like anyone will attack on the Cipressa. 

Milan-San Remo (21km to go): Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck) leads the descent of the Cipressa. Caleb Ewan (Lotto Dstny) is still in the mix, but the Australian's team-mate Arnaud De Lie appears to be struggling. 

Milan-San Remo (17.5km to go): As the pace starts to ease up, Nils Politt (Bora-Hansgrohe) launches an audacious dig on the left-hand side of the road.

Milan-San Remo (14.5km to go): The attack was short-lived for Politt, who is caught by the bunch. 

Milan-San Remo (10km to go): This is getting tense. Fred Wright (Bahrain Victorious) cranks up the speed, but all the race favourites are lingering near the front. Poggio to come in just a few kilometres. 

Milan-San Remo (8km to go): Bahrain Victorious lead onto the Poggio. Mohorič looks poised to go. 

Milan-San Remo (7km to go): Tim Wellens (UAE Team Emirates) forces a split at the front of the race. Pogačar, Ganna, Van Aert, Pedersen and Van der Poel all at the front. 

Milan-San Remo (6.4km to go): Pogačar attacks! Who else? 

Milan-San Remo (5.4km to go): Van der Poel attacks over the top of the Poggio, drawing out a gap to Pogačar, Van Aert and Ganna. Here comes the descent. Hold tight. 

Milan-San Remo (3km to go): Van der Poel powers on alone at the front. Van Aert leads the chase but the gap isn't coming down. It's probably around five seconds. 

Milan-San Remo (1km to go): Under the flamme rouge and Van der Poel is really digging deep. The gap is six seconds. 

Milan-San Remo: Mathieu van der Poel wins! The Alpecin-Deceuninck rider attacked as he crested the Poggio and held off his rivals on the descent into Sanremo. Ganna comes second, with Van Aert completing the podium. 

Milan-San Remo: That's a third Monument victory for Mathieu van der Poel, adding to the two he had already earned at the Tour of Flanders. 

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