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‘It sucks but I can’t change it now’ – No sprint regrets for Matthews at Milan-San Remo

Michael Matthews (Jayco-AlUla) took second place at Milan-San Remo after narrowly missing out to Jasper Philipsen in the sprint finish

Michael Matthews (Jayco-AlUla) was in tears beyond the finish line of Milan-San Remo as he realised how close he had gone to victory. He hugged his daughter and indicated he had lost by ‘millimetres’ as the race and the shoulder-to-shoulder sprint with Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) perhaps flashed before his eyes.

Matthews was recently forced out of Paris-Nice due to sickness but was on a great day and could perhaps see victory ahead of him on the Via Roma, only for Philipsen to beat him in a photo finish.

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