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86th Milan-San Remo 1995 (Italy)

By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian

Laurent Jalabert

The 86th edition of the Milan-San Remo was won by Frenchman Laurent Jalabert in a two-man sprint with Italian Maurizio Fondriest. It marked the first leg of the 1995 UCI World Cup.

Neo-Pro Cristian Salvato attacked early and rode in a solo breakaway for 220 km. Pre-race favorite Evgueni Berzin (Rus) punctured on the descent of Cipressa. After a quick change and a hard pursuit he managed to return to the pack. Similar to his winning move in 1993 Maurizio Fondriest attacked on the Poggio and broke clear. He was followed by only Laurent Jalabert.

On the final descent into the final 3 kms a chase group of five riders driven by Dimitri Konyshev formed but the effort was slowed down when the Russian had a mechanical problem.

Onto San Remo's Via Roma the lead duo would not be caught by the hard chase. Jalabert and Fondriest set-up for a two-man sprint as the Italian started the mad-dash to the finish. Superior sprinter Laurent Jalabert easily came around Fondriest to take the prestigious M-SR victory.

SPECIAL NOTE: After winning Paris-Nice the 26 year old Laurent Jalabert became only the fourth rider to win the spring 'Classicissima' (winning P-N and M-SR in the same year). He joined cycling elites Fred De Bruyne, Eddy Merckx and Sean Kelly in this racing accomplishment.

M-SR March 18, 1995
294 Km

1. Laurent Jalabert (Fra) 6h45’20”

2. Maurizio Fondriest (Ita)

3. Stefano Zanini (Ita) +4”

Starters: 193
Finishers: 162

Average Speed: 43.519 km/h

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