Van Aert and Ewan ready for Milan-San Remo after encouraging Milano-Torino

The oldest one-day race in Europe is this year used as a warm-up for the first Monument of the season

Wout van Aert and Caleb Ewan (Getty)

While Arnaud Démare took the victory of one race that headed out from Milan, Wout van Aert and Caleb Ewan will take their encouraging performances into the one that really matters, which starts on Saturday.

The Frenchman had the fastest sprint in Turin, benefitting from the flat finish rather than the uphill stretch EF's Michael Woods won on last year, holding off both Van Aert and Ewan, as well as Peter Sagan, to take the spoils.

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