Jumping Them All MSR 7
Arnaud Demare (FDJ) had just cause to celebrate this victory, not only had he won Milano-San Remo by several bike lengths, he had done so after being on the ground with just 25 kilometers left to race. It to herculean effort to get back to the peloton and then all the way up to the business end of affairs. He was able to hold off Ian Stannard (Sky) who was the only one who could come close to matching the Frenchman's speed to the line. Just missing the podium was Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) and pounding his handle bars was fellow Frenchman, Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) who surely preferred to have been taking the race for France.