Updated: Monday, 24 March 2014 00:21 | By Agence France-Presse

Kristoff beats Cancellara, Swift to Milan-SanRemo win

Norwegian Alexander Kristoff of the Katusha team outsprinted former champion Fabian Cancellara and Ben Swift to win the 105th edition of Milan-SanRemo on Sunday.


Kristoff beats Cancellara, Swift to Milan-SanRemo win

Norwegian Alexander Kristoff of Team Katusha celebrates on March 28, 2013 as he crosses the finish line to win the first part of the third and last stage of the Driedaagse De Panne - Koksijde cycling race, 109,7 kms from De Panne to De Panne - by Kristof van Accom

Kristoff, taking his first victory in one of cycling's five 'monument' one-day races, benefited from the good work of teammate Luca Paolini in a 20-up dash for the finish to leave Cancellara frustrated in second with Swift in third place.

Britain's Mark Cavendish, the winner in 2009, was fourth while fellow pre-race favourite Peter Sagan of Slovakia was 10th.

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