Mark Cavendish makes 159 in the Milan-Turin . The Isle of Man sprinter confirmed his role as favorite in the oldest race in history, arriving with his arms raised at the finish line in Rivoli thanks also to the great work of his team, the Quick Step-Alpha Vinyl.
If he was able to play the victory, Cannonball owes a lot to two teammates: first of all to Michael Morkov , who in the last 500 meters manages to bring him back in the lead, thus allowing him to be able to dispute the sprint he preferred. Secondly, to praise the contribution of Remi Cavagna , who with a great chronomaniac snatch like he is able to catch the Irish Ben Healy (EF Education-Easypost) who had tried to do everything by himself with a shot at 17 kilometers from the finish.
Cavendish managed to beat Nacer Bouhanni (Arkea-Samsic) in the sprint; the Frenchman was probably his most credited opponent, but he was unable to take advantage of the excellent work his team did. Third place instead for Alexander Kristoff (Intermarchè-Wanty-Gobert) ahead of Max Kanter (Movistar) and Peter Sagan (TotalEnergies).
The first part of the race was characterized by the escape of the Italian Martin Marcellusi (Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè), the Portuguese Daniel Viegas (EOLO-Kometa) and the Colombian Juan Diego Alba (Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli), who was caught a little more 20 kilometers from the finish.