News | Milano-Torino March 13, 2024

Christen & Hirschi complete podium at Milano Torino

Ulissi just off podium in 4th

UAE Team Emirates ran agonisingly close to victory at Milano-Torino, with three riders in the top-4 in the oldest classic on the professional calendar.



The race was won by Alberto Bettiol (EF Education Easypost) who attacked on the penultimate climb of the day to Prascorsano with 30km to go and managed to hold off the chasing group.



Next to cross the line was young Jan Christen, the 19 year old taking his best result so far in the senior ranks in 2nd spot. Christen broke away in the last 3km just failing to close the gap to Bettiol as the line approached too soon.



His compatriot Marc Hirschi rounded out the podium in 3rd spot with Diego Ulissi taking 4th just behind.



Christen: ” We tried to make the race in the last two climbs hard. Me, Marc and Diego were the last guys left while Bora had five guys so we looked to them a bit to chase. Bettiol was flying and I think he was the strongest today.In the end I attacked and tried to close the gap but couldn’t so well done to him. I’m enjoying the experience of this first year and learning from the other guys. I’m getting closer to my first pro win so looking forward to the races ahead.”





1.Alberto Bettiol (EF Education Easypost) 3:54:13

2.Jan Christen (UAE Team Emirates) +7”

3.Marc Hirschi (UAE Team Emirates) +9”

4.Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) s.t