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Check out Vincenzo Nibali's Milan-San Remo winning ride on Strava

Joe Robinson
19 Mar 2018

Despite the impressive win, Nibali couldn't nab the Poggio KOM

Defying all the odds, Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) managed to solo his way to a historic victory at Milan-San Remo and has shared his ride with us on Strava

The file named simply 'La Milano Sanremo' showed that the Italian covered the mammoth 289km distance in 7:14:39 giving him an average speed of 39.9km/h. Nibali also maxed his cadence out at 149rpm, hitting 75.6km/h as his highest speed.

Although thanks to a cruel headwind that whipped along the coastal road, Nibali failed in setting many personal bests or any King of the Mountains en route.

Take the Poggio di Sanremo, the climb in which Nibali made his race-winning attack. On the official 3.6km segment, the Shark of Messina fell 18 seconds short of the KoM time set by Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) on his way to victory last year. 

Nibali also fell short of his own 6:05 personal best set in the 2016 race despite hitting 45.4km/h on the ascent.

Despite being widely acknowledged as one of cycling's best descenders, Nibali was unable to break into the top 10 for the Poggio di Sanremo downhill segment.

Clocking a time of 3:43, he falls over half a minute short of KoM holder Marcin Bialoblocki and 24 seconds short of the fastest descender on the day, Davide Cimolai (Groupama-FDJ).

By the finish on the Via Roma, Nibali was travelling 13km/h slower than the group of chasers yet had enough to hold on to this stunning win. 

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