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The first Monument of 2022 is in the books and there’s a lot to discuss. Matej Mahorič put on a phenomenal show this weekend at Milan–San Remo, pushing his daredevil descending skills to the limit on the Poggio for a thrilling victory. Here to break it all down in the first episode of Aérogramme of the 2022 season are OJ Borg, Peter Cossins and Jeremy Whittle.
La Primavera’s final kilometers were even more entertaining than usual. From Tadej Pogačar stating before the race his intent to attack, to the return of Mathieu van der Poel, there were many elements animating the race. But the most thrilling would be Matej Mahorič’s innovative use of a dropper post to maximize his descent down the Poggio and pull away from all of his rivals. The win meant that Slovenian dominance this season has continued, with four out of five WorldTour races this season now being won by riders from the country of 2.1 million. It’s all on discussion in this episode.
Later, the conversation turns to the state of other teams in the pro peloton. Normal power houses like Quickstep and Ineos were nowhere to be found at the front of Milan–San Remo. How does this bode for the rest of their seasons?
Motorbikes are on discussion too. They have been getting closer to riders and at times getting in the way of racing. Do we need new rules for motos in cycling races?
Finally, we check in with other big news from the world of cycling this weekend, including EF Education–EasyPost’s Lachlan Morton riding 1,000 kilometers from Munich to the Poland-Ukraine border nearly nonstop to raise money for Ukrainian refugees.
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