The Italian Alberto Bettiol won the 105th edition of Milan-Turin on Wednesday, the oldest race on the cycling calendar which has existed since 1876, after a solo raid of thirty kilometers. Starting like a bullet, the EF Education rider, winner of the Tour of Flanders in 2019, kept a few seconds ahead of a group of fifteen pursuers, including five from the Bora-Hansgrohe team, at the finish in Salassa , in the suburbs of Turin.

Placed three days from the first “Monument” of the year, Milan-Sanremo, the race is generally promised to a sprinter, but Bettiol tore this scenario by attacking in the Prascorsano bump thirty kilometers from the goal. “I’m really proud to win one of the most legendary races on the calendar in Italy,” commented the 30-year-old Tuscan, who won the fifth victory of his career, the first in more than a year.