The typical characteristics of the Sanremo lie in its route and in those who keep travelling it to write history.
The 291 km from Milano to Riviera di Ponente represent a challenge to the cycling myth. Partly because to think of Merckx’s 7 victories, from ’66 to ’76, it’s like getting emotional at the risk of not pedaling. And partly because to finally come to Via Roma pulled by spring sun and passion is what will encourage those pedals
The sea breezes exactly at the halfway point of the race: from Passo del Turchino it gets to Voltri with the seaside resorts of Varazze, Savona, Alassio, Laigueglia sequentially… until Cipressa and Poggio.
Quite often it’s on these leaps that the competition is made
Vincenzo Nibali escaped for winning as a corsair here last season.
A small group of protagonists have fled in the same way this year, but later was tamed with a mighty sprint by the musketeer Julian Alaphilippe of Deceuninck Quickstep
Milano Sanremo 2019 Julian Alaphilippe winning sprint
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