Not surprisingly, Milan-San Remo reads like quite a battle, with a 24-year-old QuickStep cyclist taking control of the sprinters at the close of the 6 1/2-hour race over 180-some miles.
Italian Filippo Pozzato (QuickStep) won the classic, followed closely by Alessandro Petacchi (Team Milram).
The only American in the bike race, Guido Trenti, played a part in helping teammate Pozzato win, when he jumped across to a late race breakaway that kept driving the tempo and burning up most of Petacchi's lead-out cyclists. The blogger at Tour de France 2006 points out that the youthful Pozzato's win is another sign of the changing of the guard in pro cycling.
The Top 5 (more results and bike race info at CyclingNews:
1 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Quick Step-Innergetic
2 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Team Milram
3 Luca Paolini (Ita) Liquigas
4 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic
5 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Lampre-Fondital
Don't forget commentators Paul Sherwen and Bob Roll will be calling the Milan-San Remo and the earlier Tirreno-Adriatico bike races beginning at 5 p.m. (ET) Sunday on OLNTV. If you're taping, make sure you record at slow speed as it looks like OLN is devoting 1 1/2 hours to the two races.