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Watch up close just how fast Mathieu van der Poel attacked up the Poggio

An absolutely massive launch

Mathieu van der Poel attacks in Milan-San Remo Photo by: Alberto Facchinato

Alpecin-Deceuninck’s Mathieu van der Poel won Saturday’s Milan-San Remo in fabulous fashion with a thrilling attack. Van der Poel went clear from a group with Tadej Pogačar, Wout Van Aert and Filippo Ganna on the Poggio. He follows in his grandfather’s tire tracks: Raymond Poulidor took the Milan-San Remo 62 years ago.

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The speed and ferocity of his attack was something else. Take an up close and personal look at his massive burst. You can bet that Pou-Pou would be proud. It was the fastest time up the legendary climb in history.