Milano-Sanremo - Race Overview

2015 Paris-Nice stage and points classification winner Michael Matthews has sprinted to a podium position at the first Classic of 2015, the Milano-Sanremo, in Italy today.

After 293km in the saddle, the longest race on the calendar, Matthews arrived at the finale with a reduced bunch of just 40riders and worked his way to third in a blanket finish behind John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) and Alexander Kristoff (Team Katusha).

ORICA-GreenEDGE went in with high ambitions for Matthews and despite achieving the desired podium result, the 24-year-old was a little disappointed not to claim a higher step at one of cycling’s great ‘monument’ races.

“It was a pretty cold and wet day today but we did what we had to do,” Matthews said after the finish. “The ORICA-GreenEDGE team supported me really well.”

Read the full report here.

Place Rider/Team Time
1 John Degenkolb (GER) - Team Giant - Alpecin 6:46:16
2 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) - Team Katusha ST
3 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
4 Peter Sagan (SVK) - Tinkoff Saxo ST
5 Niccolo' Bonifazio (ITA) - Lampre - Merida ST
6 Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) - Cofidis, Solutions Credits ST
7 Fabian Cancellara (SWI) - Trek Factory Racing ST
8 Davide Cimolai (ITA) - Lampre - Merida ST
9 Tony Gallopin (FRA) - Lotto Soudal ST
10 Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) - MTN - Qhubeka ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
3 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
35 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:23
37 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:23
62 Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:04:38
97 Simon Clarke (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:04:59