Milan San Remo 2008

The winner of Milan San Remo 2008 was Fabian Cancellara of the CSC team. In recent years, Milan San Remo has often come down to a bunch sprint, but with 2KM to go Cancellara was able to take advantage of his raw power and time trial strength to break away on the finishing straight and leave the sprinters in his wake. Fillipo Pozzato and Belgium’s Philippe Gilbert came in a few seconds behind.

The 7 hour race had plenty of incidents and attacks with an extra climb 94 km from the finish the peloton split leaving many sprinters behind.

Fabian Cancellara, who won 2006 Paris Roubaix said of his attack:

“My attack was instinctive. I’d dreamed about making a late move but you can’t decide things like that before the race. I was a favourite and everybody knew that I was going to do something but nobody knew exactly what.”

Forthcoming spring classics include the Tour of Flanders, April 6th and Paris Roubaix. On current form Cancellara offers a good chance for adding to his classic victories.

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