Arnaud Demare (FDJ) upset the odds to win a dramatic Milan-San Remo, after a chaotic and thrilling finale.
The Frenchman beat Britain’s Ben Swift (Team Sky) into second place, sealing his first Monument win in the process, while Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto-Soudal) finished third as several sprinters were held up by a late crash.
Demare is the first Frenchman to win La Primavera since Laurent Jalabert in 1995, while Swift’s result is Team Sky’s best Monument finish.
There were plenty of riders willing to ignite the final 20km or so of racing, to make for an enthralling end to the first and longest of the season’s five Monument races.
And UCI WorldTour photographer Stefano Sirotti was on hand to capture the best of the action – check out the photo gallery below.