Vincenzo Nibali: 'The final kilometres of Milan-San Remo were endless. It was pure suffering'

Italian becomes first rider in 10 years to win with solo attack

Vincenzo Nibali attacks in the final kilometres of Milan-San Remo

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) has admitted that the final kilometres of the 294km Milan-San Remo were "endless" and "just suffering" in order to hold on to his solo attack.

The Italian won with a solo move on the Poggio climb with 6.4km left to the line in San Remo. He held off the sprinters, celebrating for a moment, with Australian Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott) leading just behind.

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