Michal Kwiatkowski led Team Sky home in 11th place as Milan-San Remo reached a thrilling conclusion on the Via Roma.
After the race Kwiatkowski talked us through the day, and how the moves played out in the closing stages.
He told TeamSky.com: "It was a really tough day at the office. I felt quite alright, but it was quite a strange final. Nibali was strong, and as an Italian racing at Milan-San Remo it's quite a big thing. When he went away and got the advantage there were not really many movements in the peloton.
"I was waiting in that moment for the steeper section of the Poggio. I tried twice to attack. I had Sagan directly on my wheel, and then I tried a second time. I was going nowhere with a really strong headwind, and I knew the advantage of Nibali was quite huge. In the end I was counting that some sprinters' teams would try to close it. I tried one more time to accelerate on the descent but that was quite risky, and straight away I was marked.
"It was a long and difficult race. I hope everyone is fine and I know Lukasz crashed. The team rode really well and I'm very thankful to everyone, especially to Luke who was pulling for a very long time. He was also helping us before the Tre Capi so it was a really impressive ride for him.
"We were there in the right place on the Cipressa and also there on the Poggio. We just missed the right move from Nibali, and with our sprint abilities of course it's difficult to fight against those guys."
I was waiting in that moment for the steeper section of the Poggio. I tried twice to attack. I was going nowhere with a really strong headwind.
As the action reached the closing stages, Salvatore Puccio moved Kwiatkowski into position on the penultimate climb of the Cipressa, with Dylan van Baarle setting an impressive pace in a bid to thin out the group and nullify attacks.
"It was important to be there ahead of the Tre Capi and the Cipressa. On the Cipressa we were pulling with Dylan. Nibali attacked on the Poggio and Kwiato also had the option to attack. He tried a couple of times, but with a lot of contenders on his wheel he opted to wait in that moment. Then it was a roulette whether it came back together for the sprint.
"The team were very strong today. It was bad luck that Lukasz crashed in the first feed zone. We ended up using other guys to ride earlier, but in the final it didn't change anything."