Three strong! 2021 Milan-San Remo ready to go .
2021Milan – San Remo will be held on March 20th. Milan – San Remo with a total distance of 299km is still the longest race of the year. According to tradition, the results of Milan – San Remo are very open, and all types of riders have good opportunities. In terms of historical record, the sprint of the big group and the championship of the small group accounted for about half. However, this year's Milan – San Remo seems to be different. Julian Alaphilippe, Wout Van Aert and Mathieu van der Poel have become the only three candidates for the championship. The wins of other drivers may be considered upset.
Julian Alaphilippe, the winner of Milan – San Remo in 2019, won a victory in Tirreno – Adriatico this year and is in very good form. Wout Van Aert, the 2020 Milan – San Remo champion, Tirreno – Adriatico won two wins this year, and the form is very hot. Mathieu van der Poel also won two wins in Tirreno-Adriatico, one of which was an amazing 52km solo flight. He defeated the two in Strade Bianche just two weeks ago. These three drivers are undoubtedly the strongest existence of Cycling monuments this spring.
Compared with the three, Julian Alaphilippe has the strongest team support. Deceuninck-Quick Step will continue to send a strong team to deal with the two wolves nemesis. Yves Lampaert and Zdenek Stybar in the team are also Cycling monuments veterans. In case the event is dragged into a big group sprint, Deceuninck-Quick Step also has Sam Bennett to face, it can be described as foolproof.
The No. 1 driver in this race, the defending champion Wout Van Aert, is the most comprehensive. He is good at attacking and can also chase. The sprint is also handy and has no weaknesses.
Mathieu van der Poel is very strong, but he has neither super lieutenant nor superman's sprint ability. For Mathieu van der Poel, Poggio Sommorto attacking and pulling others seems to be the only option, so it must be closely guarded by others. . Mathieu van der Poel also bluntly stated in the interview that he is no match for Wout Van Aert. Wout Van Aert has already won here, so he knows better how to win in Milan – San Remo.
Mathieu van der Poel also said that he is used to playing as a favorite of the competition, but maybe some competitions just can't be won forever. Indeed, even better than Sagan at his peak, he could not win in Milan-San Remo.
In addition to the three absolute favorites, drivers such as Arnaud Démare, Sam Bennett, and Michael Matthews also have excellent sprinting abilities for Cycling monuments, which cannot be completely ignored. Veterans such as Philippe Gilbert, Vincenzo Nibali, Greg Van Avermaet may also run away at Poggio Sommorto, including the previous champion Michał Kwiatkowski of course.