I’m a conflicted cycling pontificator when it comes to “La Primavera.” The first of the monuments is friggin’ gorgeous and reeks of sultry history. But, (and it’s a big one), I simply can’t get it up for Milan-San Remo. Yet, oddly enough, I was ecstatic during the finale of the 2012 edition once Cavendish had been blown out the backside of the peloton. I say oddly, as RCS now sees fit to change the finish of the oft ****ed-with race. It ain’t the ending boys, it’s the nonsensical first 3/4 of the race ridden in traditional Italian “piaaaaaanoooooo” style. But, this is a recap of the race—time for screencap pr0n.
Ohhhh boy, did the World Champ have a bad day. Let us indulge, shall we?
That’s more than enough. I have plenty in reserve, but there was actually a Classics monument taking place.
Being this is MSR, this will be the longest section of the post. EVERYTHING happens before the strategic portion of the race.
Editors note: I had to cut this **** short. There’s a crapload more of OPQS height doping and other random pelotonal hi jinx, but this is just way too effing long.
We were treated to the annual fireworks festa on the Poggio, but what was different this time was the move stuck. Vincenzo Nibali took the initiative by making the attacking, immediately followed by Simon Gerrans. Ominously, and when is any move by Fabs not ominous, Fabian Cancellara also marked the move from a little further back. Once the Swiss rider caught the two escapees, the move instantly transformed into a #FabsClinic.