Milan-San Remo

This is the page of Milan-San Remo. The longest spring classic is a historic race in Northern Italy, featuring the legendary Poggio as its final challenge. Milan-San Remo is part of the five monuments. IDLProCycling.com closely follows all the news regarding the Italian classic.

History of Milan-San Remo

Milan-San Remo has been around for more than a hundred years. The first official edition was raced in 1907 and was won by the Frenchman Lucien Petit-Breton. The following year, the Italian sports newspaper La Gazetta dello Sport took over the organization. The Italian race quickly became a great success and attracted many international participants. Today, Via Roma is known as the finish of La Primavera, but this was not always the case. It wasn't until 1949 that the shopping street in San Remo became the finishing point. Over the years, Milan-San Remo grew into one of the biggest classics on the cycling calendar and thereby gained the status of a monument. This status is shared with four other classics: the Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, and the Tour of Lombardy.

Most wins in Milan-San Remo

With 290 kilometers (sometimes even longer), Milan-San Remo is the longest race at the professional level. Although the course is mostly flat, the final part with the Cipressa and Poggio includes two short climbs where attackers can make their move. Often, the race ends in a duel between the sprinters and attackers. Additionally, bad weather often plays a decisive role in La Primavera. In the long history of Milan-San Remo, many great riders have managed to win, although the trend in recent years is that it becomes more selective, due to the higher level of the big stars in the peloton.

7 victories: Eddy Merckx
6 victories: Costante Girardengo
4 victories: Gino Bartali and Erik Zabel

Recent winners of Milan-San Remo

 2023 Mathieu van der Poel
2022 Matej Mohoric
2021 Jasper Stuyven
2020 Wout van Aert
2019 Julian Alaphilippe
2018 Vincenzo Nibali
2017 Michal Kwiatkowski
2016 Arnaud Démare
2015 John Degenkolb
2014 Alexander Kristoff  

2023 highlights of Milan-San Remo

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