Milano-Sanremo is a legendary one-day cycling race that takes place in Italy every March. It is the longest single-day professional cycling race in the world and considered to be one of the five monuments of cycling. It is a race of endurance and strategy, with a course that is mostly flat, but also contains a few challenging climbs.
The race starts in the beautiful city of Milan, located in the Lombardy region of Italy. From here, the route takes the riders south towards the Italian Riviera and the Ligurian coastline. The riders pass through some of Italy’s most stunning scenery – rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves, and quaint villages – as they make their way along the race route.
The first part of the course follows the Po River valley, and the riders then turn north towards the Apennine Mountains. Here, the riders must contend with the toughest part of the race, the ‘Capi’ (climbs). The race features three major climbs – the Capo Mele, the Capo Cervo, and the Capo Berta – as well as a handful of smaller climbs. These climbs test the riders’ strength and stamina, and often determine the outcome of the race. After the climbs, the riders descend towards the Mediterranean coast, passing through the towns of Imperia and San Remo.
Time TV Live: 10:00 CET
Distance: 298 km
Elevation: 2039 m
The 116th edition and finale of the race is the iconic climb up the Via Roma in San Remo, which is usually lined with cheering fans. After the climb, the riders sprint to the finish line in the city center. The first edition of Milan-Sanremo was held in 1907 and was won by Luigi Ganna. Over the years, some of the greatest cyclists of all time have won the race, including Fausto Coppi, Eddy Merckx, and Mario Cipollini.
The race has become an iconic part of cycling history, and it is one of the most beloved races in the world. Milan-Sanremo is a race of beauty, endurance, and strategy. It is a test of strength and courage, and it rewards those who can push themselves to their limits and overcome the challenges of the course. This legendary race is a must-see for any fan of cycling and a great way to experience the beauty of Italy.
This year our favorites are:
Søren Krag Andersen I Alpecin-Deceuninck I DEN
Mads Pedersen I Trek-Segafredo I DEN
Jasper Stuyven I Trek-Segafredo I BEL