Gallery: A classic crescendo at the 2021 Milan-San Remo

by Matt de Neef

photography by Kristof Ramon and Cor Vos


In many ways it was your typical Milan-San Remo. There was the usual slow burn over many hours, the frenzied jostling for position ahead of the Cipressa, and a short blast of explosive action on the Poggio. But it didn’t end the way we expected.

It wasn’t the Poggio that proved most decisive; nor did we get the reduced bunch sprint that seemed likely with a kilometre to go. Rather it was a late attack from Jasper Stuyven that ended up staying away, leading to the biggest result of the Belgian’s career.

Photographers Kristof Ramon and Cor Vos were there to capture all the action and you can see their handiwork in the gallery that follows. And if you haven’t already, be sure to check out Cosmo Catalano’s How the Race Was Won.