Velonews: Photo Essay: 2015 Milano-sanremo

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      In spite of the weather, the fans came out for the start of Milano-Sanremo but perhaps with a little less enthusiasm than normal. Photo: Jim Fryer | BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
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      Inside the Team Novo Nordisk bus — the first all-diabetes pro cycling team — riders got ready for their big premier at Milano-Sanremo as the wildcard invite team of 2015. Photo: Iri Greco | BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
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      Last-minute bike preparations took place outside the Ag2r La Mondiale bus as team staff taped key course profile details on the top tubes. Photo: Iri Greco | BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
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      One of the many race favorites for this edition Milano-Sanremo, Peter Sagan exited the bus and greeted the masses before going to rider sign-on. Photo: Iri Greco | BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
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      The fast-developing specialist in the classics, Zdenek Stybar, signed on for the 106th edition of the race. Photo: Jim Fryer | BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
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      While the morning ticked on, loyal fans gathered at the Astana compound waiting for a photo opp or an autograph from Vincenzo Nibali. Photo: Iri Greco | BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
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      Eventual race winner John Degenkolb greeted the fans from the stage in Milan. Photo: Jim Fryer | BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
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      Michal Kwiatkowski showed off his rainbow stripes for his first classic race of the 2015 season. Photo: Jim Fryer | BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
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      Judging the rainy conditions of the start line in Milan, Lars Boom decided to add a mud flap to his bike before queuing up for the neutral start. Photo: Iri Greco | BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
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      For the third year in a row, Milano-Sanremo began in the cold rain. Photo: Jim Fryer | BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
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      At 50 kilometers into the race, the peloton was in one long paceline indicating the intensity of the day. Photo: Iri Greco | BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
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      One of the key players in the race finale, Sky's Geraint Thomas stayed tucked away from the biting wind behind his teammates. Photo: Jim Fryer | BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
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      The peloton passed through one of the more iconic spots along the course, Campo Lugure, a colorful village situated just before the climb over Turchino. Photo: Iri Greco | BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
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      With a relentless spray of water in their faces, some riders just could not take it anymore. Photo: Jim Fryer | BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
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      With the peloton still chasing hard, the race circumnavigated the rain-soaked Ligurian coastline past Varazze. Photo: Iri Greco | BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
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      Near the Cereale feedzone — 220 kilometers into the race — the break still had a clear advantage over the peloton. Photo: Iri Greco | BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
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      Fans cheered from the sidelines as the front of the peloton reached the stormy coastline outside of the town of Borghetto Santo Spirito. Photo: Iri Greco | BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
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      Inside the press tent past the finish line, media and team staff watched the live feed as it broadcasted the Philippe Gilbert crash on the descent of the Poggio. Photo: Iri Greco | BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
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      The finale of Milano-Sanremo on the Via Roma was contested via a bunch sprint. Photo: Jim Fryer | BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
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      John Degenkolb claimed his biggest win to date in his already very accomplished career. Photo: Jim Fryer | BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
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      Well past the finish line, John Degenkolb exalted in the moment. Photo: Iri Greco | BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
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      Fellow sprint contenders Peter Sagan and Filippo Pozzato shook hands and exchanged a few words to close out a long, hard day. Photo: Iri Greco | BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
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      With microphones and recorders at the ready, Fabian Cancellara was swarmed by media after he came up short in the final sprint. Photo: Iri Greco | BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
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      Philippe Gilbert arrived at the finish in tatters after a crash on the Poggio descent took him out of contention. Photo: Iri Greco | BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
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      While race spectators filled the podium area waiting for John Degenkolb to claim his victory celebration, Vincenzo Nibali was swarmed at the Astana team bus by his own impassioned fans. Photo: Iri Greco | BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
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      John Degenkolb was filled with emotions on the podium as the magnitude of his victory set in. Photo: Jim Fryer | BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
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      The 106th Milano-Sanremo is a wrap. Photo: Jim Fryer | BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
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