The victory is the first WorldTour triumph for the 26-year-old Italian who rides for Bahrain-Merida.
Frenchmen Arnaud Démare (FDJ) wins another Paris-Nice opener as compatriot Romain Bardet (AG2R) finds himself on the outside looking in.
Frenchman Arnaud Démare (FDJ) outsprinted compatriot Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) to win opening stage of Paris-Nice on Sunday.
Arnaud Démare won Milano-Sanremo, and along with results from other up-and-comers, is it time to stop writing off French wins?
The 24-year-old became the first Frenchman to win a major classic last month at Milano-Sanremo.
Several riders crashed in the Tour of Flanders, including classics legend Tom Boonen — who is a go for Paris-Roubaix.
Greg Van Avermaet, among the top pre-race favorites in Flanders, crashed out of the race Sunday
Will Sunday's cobbled race end with a mad dash to the line thanks to a long run into Wevelgem, or will an opportunist take over?
Arnaud Démare's big win in Sanremo is further proof that French cycling has turned the corner after a couple dark decades.
Arnaud Démare set a new Strava KOM on the Cipressa at Sanremo, but he says the Strava data proves he didn't take a tow from a car.