Michael Matthews powers to Bretagne Classic victory!
Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) won the the 84th edition of Bretagne Classic outsprinting Luka Mezgec (Mitchelton-Scott) and Florian Senechal (Deceuninck-Quickstep)
In rain-slicked roads, the race was filled with attacks but it came down to a sprint finish from a small group.
Matthews’ teammate Nils Eekhoff appeared to be in position to take the win in the final sprint, but eased to allow Matthews to claim the victory.
“Luca had to go early in the sprint so I could wait. I just timed my sprint to perfection, I guess,” Matthews said at the finish.
“After my crash in Milan-San Remo it was difficult for my head. I knew that I had really good shape but to come back here, for my second race after lockdown, I’m really happy.”
VIDEO: 2020 Bretagne Classic
2020 Bretagne Classic Top 10
1 Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb 6:01:14
2 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Mitchelton-Scott 0:00:01
3 Florian Senechal (Fra) Deceuninck-Quickstep
4 Aime De Gendt (Bel) Circus-Wanty Gobert
5 Alessandro Fedeli (Ita) Nippo Delko Provence
6 Quinn Simmons (USA) Trek-Segafredo
7 Nils Eekhoff (Ned) Team Sunweb 0:00:03
8 Daniel McLay (GBr) Team Arkea-Samsic 0:00:05
9 Anthony Roux (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
10 Ivan Garcia Cortina (Spa) Bahrain McLaren