Tom Boonen: 'Milan-San Remo is a seven hour race decided in two seconds'

Boonen hoping experience will help in his last Milan-San Remo

Tom Boonen on stage one of the 2017 Vuelta de San Juan (Credit: Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Tom Boonen (Quick-Step Floors) says that today's Milan-San Remo in Italy is a Classic like none other: a seven-hour race that is decided in a two-second sprint on the Via Roma.

The Belgian classics star is retiring this April 9 in Roubaix's velodrome after Paris-Roubaix. He has won the Tour of Flanders three times and Paris-Roubaix four times, but never Milan-San Remo.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.