Dutchman De Kleijn wins Milan-Turin
Dutchman Arvid de Kleijn (Tudor) won the Milan-Turin sprint on Wednesday, a 192 km race without major difficulty considered the ultimate warm-up before Milan-Sanremo, the first “Monument” of the season on Saturday.
The 28-year-old sprinter was ahead on the line in Orbassano, near Turin, the Colombian Fernando Gaviria, a little stuck on his right by the barriers, and another Dutchman, Casper Van Uden.
“I think I did nothing wrong, Gaviria had enough space to pass if he had the legs“, Estimated the winner at the microphone of RAI Sportsreviewing the images of his tight duel with the Colombian.
“I was taken well. I saw I was in a good position and when I left I knew I could win“, added the one who succeeds the winners of the Briton Mark Cavendish.
By winning the 104th edition of the oldest race on the cycling calendar, born in 1876, De Kleijn won his sixth professional victory, his first since the 1st stage of the Four Days of Dunkirk, where he had taken advantage of the downgrading of the Australian Sam Welsford, in May 2022.
The first Frenchman, Nacer Bouhanni, finished sixth in this event, the end of which was marked by a fall in the peloton, at the exit of a roundabout 6 km from the line, which disturbed the organization a little. teams.