Photo gallery: Flares, fire and a fast finish at the 2019 Milan-San Remo

by Matt de Neef

Is there anything Julian Alaphilippe can’t do? Uphill finishes, time trials, bunch sprints — it all seems to be the same for the Frenchman. And after a great start to the year, Alaphilippe took another leap forward this past Saturday, adding Milan-San Remo to what is already a very impressive palmares.

Alaphilippe did it perfectly. He saved his energy until it mattered, he proved one of the strongest over the Poggio, he marked the right moves on the run-in to San Remo, and he handily won the sprint. It was a great win from a great bike racer.

Below is a collection of great photos from some great photographers. As ever, Kristof Ramon and Jered & Ashley Gruber have done a terrific job to capture not just the action, but the little moments that you just don’t see while watching the race on TV. Enjoy!

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