The classics season got into full swing today with Milan Sanremo on the menu. With 291km La Primavera is the longest race in the World Tour calendar and a landslide forced the organizers to make it even longer this time around. Arnaud Demare (FDJ) dealt with it best, to take home the prestigious win on Sanremo’s Via Roma, after a strong attack by Edvald Boasson Hagen on the final kilometer. The race got off to a fast start. 11 riders broke clear after 14km and built up a lead of more than 10 minutes. Jan Barta (Bora-Argon18), Roger Kluge (IAM), Maarten Tjallingii (LottoNL-Jumbo), and Matteo.

The UCI World Tour continues with the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya being the next stage race on the calendar. Starting on Monday 21 March, riders will take on 7 tough road stages before finishing in Barcelona on Sunday 27 March. It will be the first time our African Team race the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya and Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will have a competitive squad lining up at the start in Calella on Monday. While stages 3 and 4 could both be considered the mountain stages where the most time should be gained or lost, there is not a single flat stage in the other.

Edvald Boasson Hagen is in great shape at the moment. And he’s seen as one of the key contenders for this years La Primavera title. Reason enough for us to take a closer look at his Cervélo S5 set-up for the first monument of the year. Boasson Hagen’s S5 frame in size 54 is an outstanding one, given the special color code. The chrome, red and blue match his jersey and underline his status as reigning Norwegian Road Race Champion. But more than that, there are also some outstanding components on his bike. Find out more in the video above..