Analysis: Peter Sagan provides the thrills despite coming up short at Milan-San Remo

Peter Sagan lit up Milan-San Remo but once again lost out to his personal bogeyman Michal Kwiatkowski

18 March 2017
108th Milano - Sanremo
SAGAN Peter (SVK) Bora - Hansgrohe, at Poggio

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

For retired La Gazzetta dello Sport reporter Marco Pastonesi, Milan-San Remo was a race apart. He put that down to its tradition, its history and also its mystery.

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Peter Cossins has been writing about professional cycling since 1993, with his reporting appearing in numerous publications and websites including Cycling WeeklyCycle Sport and Procycling - which he edited from 2006 to 2009. Peter is the author of several books on cycling - The Monuments, his history of cycling's five greatest one-day Classic races, was published in 2014, followed in 2015 by Alpe d’Huez, an appraisal of cycling’s greatest climb. Yellow Jersey - his celebration of the iconic Tour de France winner's jersey won the 2020 Telegraph Sports Book Awards Cycling Book of the Year Award.