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Arvid de Kleijn (Tudor Pro Cycling) claimed a surprise victory at Milano-Torino after he beat Fernando Gaviria (Movistar) and Casper van Uden (DSM) in the bunch sprint in Orbassano.
Formerly of Human Powered Health, De Kleijn moved to Tudor ahead of their first season at ProTeam level. His teammates prominent at the head of the peloton in the finale, and the Dutchman delivered a fine sprint to fend off Gaviria and claim the sixth victory of his career.
The race animated by a six-man break featuring Alessandro Iacchi, Veljko Stojnic (Team Corratec), Johan Meens (Bingoal WB), Stefan De Bod (EF Education Easypost), Alessio Nieri (Green Project Bardiani CSF Faizané) and Andrea Pietrobon (Eolo-Kometa), but the flat route was always likely to produce a bunch sprint and so it proved.
There were plenty of high-profile fast men in the peloton, from defending champion Mark Cavendish to Milan-San Remo contender Biniam Girmay, but instead it was the unheralded De Kleijn who claimed the win.
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