Wout van Aert beats Julian Alaphilippe to win Milan-San Remo 2020

The Belgian beat the defending champion in a two-up sprint to the line

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Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) won the 2020 Milan-San Remo ahead of Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step), with the Belgian beating the defending champion in a two-up sprint to the line on the Via Roma.

The pair had got away after an Alaphilippe attack on the Poggio, and narrowly held off the peloton going into the final few hundred metres.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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