“An old man enters a bike race, what happens next…”
For some reason, I had no idea Milan-San Remo 2014 Winnar, Alexander Kristoff, was a young’n. I thought he was a few heartbeats away from Pappy Horner. MSR is terrible for your complexion. If you’re ever in a spa, NEVER get the Sanremo facial.
Alright, let’s take a look at the profile.
Note: In a perfect world, the “R” in RACING on the graphic above would start at the base of the Cipressa. So yeah, not to scale. If you’re paying attention, this scenario was covered in my MSR Ras Prep.
Let us pray—Merciful Merckx, GIF US NOW OUR WEEKLY RECAP!!
Milan-San Remo 2014: Didja Know Sean Kelly Won La Primavera Twice?!
Status quo voor 85% of de ras.
Katusha giving his hand the R Kelly special.
Also status quo.
This race literally sucks.
Preparing to get ready to rumble.
ZOMG!! ACTUAL RACING!!
When Sharks Attack. Or, it’s precisely at this moment Vincenzo Nibali decides he wants to lose the race.
It was at precisely this moment where Vincenzo Nibali looked like an absolute badass who was going to lose the race.
It was precisely at this precise moment that Vincenzo Nibali knew he lost the race precisely. Also, definitively.
Dropping in on the Poggio. This is what a spayed and neutered race looks like. A proud Bob Barker would shed a tear.
LAATSTE KILOMETER!! Katusha’s making moves. Still can’t believe it was the winning one…
Sprint started from 700m out?! Long sprint in long Classic is long.
Suddenly, it was apparent to the favorites they weren’t going to cross the line first. Someone else was doing that first.
Alexander Kristoff crushing souls and winning Milan-San Remo 2014.