Good afternoon and welcome to the Milan-San Remo live blog  My name is Jeroen van Barneveld and I will keep you informed of developments in the competition.

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  • Finish around 6:40 PM

Milan-San Remo a few seconds ago

Another 1 km  - There is the rag for the last kilometer. Who will win Milan-San Remo?

Milan-San Remo a few seconds ago

Another 2 km  - According to time observation, the difference between Alaphilippe and Van Aert and the peloton is eight seconds. What a nervous game in the run-up to the finish in San Remo.

Milan-San Remo 2 minutes ago

Another 3 km  - Mohoric from Bahrain-Merida thinks it is going too slow in the peloton and goes down like a madman, chasing Alaphilippe and Van Aert.

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Another 4 km  - The peloton gets closer to Alaphilippe and Van Aert. The gap is seven seconds. Van der Poel also reports in the chase.

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Another 5 km  - Julian Alaphilippe goes on and on and is the lonely leader in Milan-San Remo. Wout van Aert is just under three seconds from the Frenchman, who makes a rather angular impression in the descent.

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Another 6.3 km  - Julian Alaphilippe and Wout van Aert attack! Alaphilippe dances on his pedals on the last meters of the Poggio and Van Aert cannot keep up with the pace of last year's winner. The Frenchman starts the descent of the Poggio with a lead.

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Another 6.7 km  - Aimé De Gendt of the insignificant Circus-Wanty Gobert goes solo. He punches a small hole.

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Another 7.5 km  - The last top sprinter also has to release. Sam Bennett from Deceuninck-Quick-Step falls through. It seems to be a sprint between the lesser gods.

Milan-San Remo 9 minutes ago

Another 8.2 km Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert find each other on the road. They drive to the front of the peloton, which has already caught the three leaders. There are still about thirty riders in the group.

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Another 9 km  - The course finally ignites on the first meters of the Poggio. INEOS 'Moscon opens the ball and is joined by two others, Ciccone and Stybar.

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Another 9 km  - There the Poggio looms! This 3.7 kilometer climb with an average gradient of 3.7 is the place to be for climbers with a chance of winning. Especially the strip that rises by 8 percent invites an attack.

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Another 9.5 km  - Daniel Oss is going for the effort and has been caught by the peloton.

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Another 10 km  - With another kilometer to the start of the Poggio, Wout van Aert from Jumbo-Visma is not well ahead. The Dutch team must now really pull forward to not start the climb with a disadvantage.

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Another 13 km  - The peloton lets Oss struggle a bit, because he does not get more than 13 seconds. Another 4 kilometers to the Poggio.

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Another 19 km  - Mosca seems to be looking forward to it, because he is chasing Oss with Lutsenko (Astana). That doesn't seem to work, because Oss already has a gap of 15 seconds.

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19 km to go  - He can be recognized by his long head of hair, Daniel Oss. The BORA-hansgrohe rider jumps off the descent of the Cipressa and goes solo.

Milan-San Remo 23 minutes ago

Several teams want to be in the front in this final of Milan-San Remo and that leads to nervous scenes in the peloton. Who will be best positioned for the Poggio, whose top is 5.5 kilometers from the finish.

Milan-San Remo 25 minutes ago

Another 22.5 km  - Front runners Vliegen (Circus - Wanty Gobert) and Mosca (Trek-Segafredo) reach the top and are immediately caught by the peloton, which makes a nervous impression. Who dares to try the narrow streets on the way to Poggio, the last climb of the day?

Milan-San Remo 27 minutes ago

Another 23 km  - Fernando Gaviria and Elia Viviani also hoist the white flag. In any case, this edition of Milan-San Remo turns out to be too tough for the toppers among the sprinters' guild.

Milan-San Remo 30 minutes ago

Another 24.5 km Attack! The attacks follow each other in rapid succession in Milan-San Remo. Trek-Segafredo's Ciccone is on the hunt for Vliegen and also Mosca, who has joined the front runner. He gets Pogacar in his wheel.

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Milan-San Remo 31 minutes ago

Another 25 km  - Caleb Ewan already has to release and so the sprinter of Lotto-Soudal can finish. He was still seen as an outsider, because as a sprinter he can handle the altimeters well. That does not appear to be the case today.

Milan-San Remo 34 minutes ago

Another 27 km  - Loïc Vliegen is the first to fly over the asphalt of the Cipressa. The Belgian from Circus-Wanty Gobert is the first to attack, after his teammate Danny van Poppel fell at the foot of the climb.

Milan-San Remo 35 minutes ago

This is the cross section of the Cipressa. The climb is 5.6 kilometers long and has an average gradient of 4.7.

Milan-San Remo 35 minutes ago

27 km to go  - The fireworks should now really start in Milan-San Remo, because the riders start on the Cipressa, the traditional executioner. Who dares to take on a long marathon solo?

Milan-San Remo 36 minutes ago

Another 28 km Crash! The Dutchman Danny van Poppel hits the asphalt. The Circus-Wanty Gobert rider makes an ugly slide.

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Another 30 km  - Julian Alaphilippe is still not back in the peloton, while there are still three kilometers to go on the way to the Cipressa. This chase will cost a lot of effort for last year's winner.

Milan-San Remo 44 minutes ago

35 km to go Flat tire for Julian Alaphilippe! The Frenchman was already plagued by a series of punctures in the Strade Bianche last week and he also has to take a suck from the poison cup in Milan-San Remo. He's standing by the side with his hand in the air. An unfortunate moment in the final of the race.

Milan-San Remo one hour ago

Another 36 km  - Amalgamation! After more than 250 kilometers, the leading group is over. The five Italians have been caught by the chasing peloton, which, led by Jumbo-Visma, is heading for the Cipressa at a killer pace. The final has really started.

Milan-San Remo one hour ago

Favorite Mathieu van der Poel is still hiding in the peloton in the descent. Will we soon see the Dutchman from the front when climbing the Cipressa, which is traditionally the executioner in Milan-San Remo? At 27 kilometers from the finish, the riders will start the 5.7 kilometer climb.

Milan-San Remo one hour ago

Another 45 km  - Deceuninck-Quick-Step leads the chase of the peloton on the five front runners. The Belgian formation naturally has nefarious plans for Julian Alaphilippe, last year's winner. In Strade Bianche, the Frenchman could not go for the victory last week, because he had to contend with several flat tires.

Milan-San Remo one hour ago

Another 48 km  - The final of Milan-San Remo is slowly starting. The peloton has almost completed the long descent of the Colle di Nava and reckons the five leaders are almost there. The lead shrinks to half a minute.

Milan-San Remo one hour ago

Another 55 km  - Now that the knife is against their throat, the front runners fight each other out of the tent, despite the fact that they know that they are no longer going for the victory. There are only five leaders left, because Marco Fverslagi hoists the white flag.

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Another 60 km  - It is now going fast with the lead of the leading group. Led by BORA-hansgrohe, Peter Sagan's team, the peloton is seriously pursuing the six front runners, who have only 1.29 left.

Milan-San Remo one hour ago

70 km to go  - The leading group reaches the top of the Colle di Nava and now descends for the final of Milan-San Remo. The group only has six riders, because the Spaniard Carretero has not been able to keep up with the pace. That means that all front runners are Italians. The peloton is also going to seriously work on the chase in the descent.

Milan-San Remo 2 hours ago

Mathieu van der Poel has something to make up for after his disappointing performance last week in Strade Bianche, in which he was ravaged by a flat tire. What can the Brabant all-rounder do today on the way to San Remo? The rolling trail seems to be made for him.

Milan-San Remo 2 hours ago

Another 82 km  - Schär (CCC) and Consonni (Cofidis) were also involved in the crash of Trentin (CCC), but they are now rejoining the peloton, which is slowly increasing the pace in the hunt for the seven front runners. Their lead is now only 2.28.

Milan-San Remo 2 hours ago

Another 87 km Crash! It's the end of course for Matteo Trentin. The Italian from CCC suddenly hits the asphalt and takes several riders, including two from Jumbo-Visma, into his fall. Trentin gets into the ambulance with a lot of damage.

Milan-San Remo 2 hours ago

Jumbo-Visma can often be seen from the front in the peloton. The Dutch formation throws all the balls on Wout van Aert today, who is in top form after the corona resumption. Last week he soloed to victory in Strade Bianche, the first WorldTour race in the post-corona era.

Milan-San Remo 2 hours ago

Another 90 km  - The riders have now been on the bike for more than five hours and have covered 215 kilometers, which comes down to an average speed of 40 kilometers per hour. If we follow the organization's timetable, the finish should be around 6:40 PM.

Milan-San Remo 2 hours ago

Another 100 km - The riders have now broken the barrier of 200 kilometers and have about 100 kilometers to go in Milan-San Remo. Little has changed in the price situation for the time being. The seven front runners are still far ahead of the peloton, although the lead is shrinking rapidly. They only have more than three minutes left.

Milan-San Remo 3 hours ago

Another 125 km -  The riders have now passed the top of the Niella Belbo. The front runners have about 4.5 minutes left from their lead over the peloton.

Milan-San Remo 3 hours ago

Milan-San Remo will take a while, but the second stage of the Tour de l'Ain is nearing its apotheosis. With 25 kilometers to go, Jumbo-Visma (Kruijswijk, Bennett, Roglic) rides the rest in a pile. Competitor INEOS only has Egan Bernal in the front. Mollema and Quintana are also included.

Milan-San Remo 4 hours ago

Another 175 km -  The lead of the leading group and the peloton is shrinking somewhat. It is now less than six minutes. Slowly but surely we are approaching the first real climb of the day: the Niella Belbo. However, the difference will not be made there yet.

Milan-San Remo 5 hours ago

Another 206 km -  We have an idea of ​​the leading group, in which there seems to be excellent cooperation. The group consists mainly of riders from small teams who have had a wild card, such as Team Adrani, Vini Zabu and Gazprom. They round the cape of the first 100 kilometers of the race with 6.5 minutes ahead of the leading group.

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