Milan-San Remo proved to be as exciting as ever on Sunday and one particular rider can take great credit for it being so. I have long waved the flag for Ian Stannard and on Sunday he was described by tv as mixing it with the best. WRONG! He was the best. He was certainly the strongest and i think one of the strongest guys the peleton has seen since Sean Yates bashed down the cobbles a generation ago. It can only be a matter of time before he makes a solo break in a prestigious race and gets to the line first. Pity he hasnt got a sprint but then you cant have everything. Watch this space too for Geraint Thomas who i believe is one of the finest talents from our shores ever. Again on the right day this guy will get a biggie.
We are now entering classics season and for the next few weeks the thrills and spills will abound. With the peleton now seemingly a cleaner place the new talent emerging, particularly from the new world and the UK, will have a great chance to grab glory.
By the way Alex Dowsett to Movistar- brilliant move and much glory to come.