2020 Milano-Sanremo

Milan-Sanremo Rerouted After Local Opposition

Milan-Sanremo Rerouted After Local Opposition

The Milan-Sanremo one-day cycling classic has been rerouted after local government opposition to its itinerary.

Jul 28, 2020 by FloBikes Staff
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The Milan-Sanremo one-day cycling classic scheduled for August 8 has been rerouted after local government opposition to its itinerary, stretching the already lengthy race to an epic 299km.

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The Italian sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport said 13 of 16 municipal authorities in the Savona province, near Italy's original Coronavirus hot-spot in Lombardy, had registered opposition to the race crossing their territory. It now routes to the west and skips the Turchino and the three capi coastal climbs. 

The new route also adds a 5km climb, 30km from home to an already ultra-tough race that is often decided on the Poggio climb outside Sanremo. 

The race is one of five so called 'monuments', very long one-day races that involve up to seven hours in the saddle.

The 111th edition was originally scheduled for mid-March and was won last season by French one-day specialist Julian Alaphilippe.