Neither Fabian's magic cranks, nor Gilbert's superform could prevail against the Aussie onslaught of Matthew Goss at this year's primavera, aka Milano-Sanremo. It was an eventful race to say the least and provided fantastic spectacle near the end, especially when Belgian Greg Van Avermaet took off like a banshee on the Poggio. But Van Avermaet proved no match for Gilbert & Co, who in turn had to submit to Fabian and Goss. Even the Italians managed to grab some headlines, but former world champion Ballan's fourth spot was the best they could do. Tom Boonen who had set expectations low after his earlier illness rolled in after 1'12'' in 28th place.
Here for your entertainment some video of Annelise competing in a toprope climbing event in San Francisco. She made it all the way to the top, but the video ends before she gets halfway. She is climbing the green-white route -in case you wonder why she skips obvious holds- which is rated at 5.10c.