Miguel Angel Lopez wins Milano-Torino
Sep 28 2016 10:17 pm CET

Miguel Angel Lopez wins Milano-Torino

Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno of Astana has won the 2016 edition of Milano-Torino. The Colombian attacked on the final climb and finished ahead of Canada's Michael Woods.

It took the peloton until the last ten kilometers to catch Team Sky rider Peter Kennaugh, who had previously formed part of a lead group with Alessandro De Marchi and Eduard Michael Grosu and went solo to remain in the lead a little longer.

At ten kilometers from the finish, Kennaugh's lead was down to just seven seconds and he was caught soon after.

A group of 11 broke away from the pack with around seven kilometers to go, including Colombian Miguel Lopez and Spaniard Mikel Landa. Michael Woods of Cannondale-Drapac also formed part of the group and attacked at the start of the final climb up the Superga.

The Canadian was joined by Lopez (Astana) at 2.4km from the finish. The Colombian tried to shake off his new companion on several occasions and finally succeeded in the last kilometer to finish eight seconds ahead of Woods. Rigoberto Uran came in third at another few seconds.

In doing so, Lopez is the first Colombian to win the Italian 1.HC race and the first non-European to do so since Australia's Phil Anderson in 1987.
Photo of Miguel Angel Lopez (cropped) by Astana.





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