Vincenzo Nibali is the first Italian rider to win Milano-Sanremo since Filippo Pozzato in 2006.
He’s also the first rider since Fabian Cancellara to win two consecutive monuments. The Swiss won Ronde van Vlaanderen and Paris-Roubaix in 2013.
Nibali has now won the 4 major races in Italy: Giro d’Italia, Giro di Lombardia, Milano-Sanremo and Tirreno-Adriatico. Only Francesco Moser and Giuseppe Saronni also achieved this.
Nibali is the first Grand Tour winner since Sean Kelly in 1992 to win Milano-Sanremo and the first Tour winner since Laurent Fignon in 1989.
The gap of twelve years between Filippo Pozzato and Vincenzo Nibali to win Milano-Sanremo for Italy is the longest gap since 1970, when Michele Dancelli took the win after 17 years without Italian victory in La Primavera.
Riders who have won all three Grand Tours and two different monuments
Felice Gimondi | ITA
Bernard Hinault | FRA
Eddy Merckx | BEL
Vincenzo Nibali | ITA