Milan-San Remo preview

Saturday sees the 103rd running of the biggest one-day race of the year so far – and, at 298km, the longest on the professional calendar – the ‘sprinters’ classic’ Milan-San Remo. Virtually all the top fast-twitch men will be here looking for their shot at one of cycling’s biggest titles, but one which is as likely to be decided by a late breakaway as it is in a bunch sprint.

What kind of race is it?

Eddy Merckx won a record seven times (image courtesy of Wikipedia)

Milan-San Remo is one of the oldest races still in existence and remains the most prestigious sprinter-friendly race on the calendar, with the flattest parcours of the spring Classics. Continue reading