Van der Poel the super-domestique and Matthews the nearly man: Five things we learned from Milano-San Remo 2024

From Philipsen’s first Monument victory to Pogačar’s Poggio attacks, this year’s edition of La Classicissima left us with a lot of talking points

Jasper Philipsen, Michael Matthews and Tadej Pogačar on the podium at Milano-Sanremo
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Jasper Philipsen is the best sprinter in the world

This may seem like an obvious one to start with, given the fact that he won four stages and the maillot vert at last year’s Tour de France, but Jasper Philipsen once again proved to everyone why he is currently the best sprinter in the world at Milano-San Remo.

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Joseph Lycett

Joseph Lycett is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who contributes to our WorldTour racing coverage with race reports and news stories. Joe is also a keen cyclist, regularly racing in his local crits and time trials.