The oldest race in the calendar, Milano Torino rolled out in relatively calm conditions compared to what the peloton has been subjected to in Europe over the past few weeks. The calmness of the weather was also reflected in the action for the first hour of the race as a breakaway of six riders established an advantage at the front of the race.
This soon changed heading after around 50 kilometres of racing though as a small chase group formed including Moritz Kärsten, with the breakaway around 2’50” ahead. This split didn’t last and the peloton set about working to bring the break back over the second half of the 192 kilometres parcours with Team DSM adding firepower to the chase.
With 125km complete the gap was down to 1’40”, then under 1′ with 35 kilometres to race. The race was eventually all back together with 17 kilometres to go and from here the leadouts started. Team DSM did a great job in controlling the front of the race and keeping Casper van Uden in position heading towards the finish before dropping him off in the final few hundred metres. He bided his time before unleashing a powerful finishing sprint, crossing the line in third place.