Watch Jasper Stuyven’s reaction the moment he won Milano-Sanremo

Just pure joy

Jasper Stuyven could not have timed the winning move better. He broke out of the final selection with just over two kilometers remaining, and held on as a group of the strongest riders in the world tried to chase him down.

He wasn’t one of the top few names everyone talked about heading into Milano-Sanremo, the first Monument of the season. But Stuyven used that to his favor, biding his time near the back of the front group until he made the acceleration that no one saw coming.

Except, perhaps, Trek-Segafredo staff and riders. Just check out this amazing broadcast shot of Stuyven crossing the line and the team anticipating his arrival.

That’s distilled happiness right there, followed by A LOT of hugs.

Stuyven has racked up a lot of great wins in his career, including Omloop Het Nieuwsblad just last year. But Saturday’s was unquestionably the biggest of his career, and it was all thanks to a perfect combination of strength and tactical nous. Just check out this power.

Nothing to do now except make sure the champagne makes its way safely onto the bus.