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10. A postcard from San Remo

10. A postcard from San Remo

March 24 | This week’s Telegraph Cycling Podcast includes a special report from the first Monument of the season, Milan-San Remo.

Daniel Friebe was there for the podcast, capturing the atmosphere in San Remo as the town prepared for the finish, speaking to the locals and then spending the day on Via Roma until the riders swept in, led by surprise winner Arnaud Démare of FDJ. We hear from Démare’s domestique Ignatas Konovalovas, who admits he didn’t expect his teammate to win.

But Démare’s victory was followed by controversy when a couple of Italian riders alleged that the Frenchman held on to his team car after crashing at the foot of the penultimate climb, the Cipressa, and passed them “at 80kph.”

Back in London, Daniel is joined by Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie and they discuss the race and the ensuing controversy.

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