Milan-San Remo, presented the 115th edition with a big news
Milan-San Remo, presented the 115
Presented the 115th edition of Milano-Sanremo, Classicissima di Primavera, the first of the five Monumental Classics, scheduled for Saturday, March 16. The novelty’of this year è the departure from Pavia (Piazza della Vittoria) where in the afternoon of the eve, Friday; will be held also the presentation of the teams.
The Milan-Sanremo 2024 starts from Pavia and after running about 44 km of flat roads straddling the Ticino River re-enters the classic route in Casteggio. From there it once again retraces the road that for more than 110 years connected Milan with the Riviera di Ponente, touching Ovada, the Turchino Pass to descend on Genoa in Voltri.
It then proceeds westward beside the sea along the Aurelia state highway through Varazze, Savona, Albenga (no Manie climb inserted from 2008 to 2013) until it reaches Imperia. In San Lorenzo al Mare, after the classic sequence of Capi (Mele, Cervo and Berta), we face the two climbs inserted in recent decades: Cipressa (1982) and Poggio di Sanremo (1961). Cipressa passes 5.6 km at 4.1% to enter the very technical descent that leads back to ss.1 Aurelia.
At 9 km from the finish, the Poggio di Sanremo climb begins (3.7 km at less than 4 percent average with peaks of 8 percent in the section before the drop-off). The climb features a slightly narrowed roadway and 4 hairpin bends in the first 2 km. The descent è very challenging on asphalt road, narrowed in some passages, with and a succession of hairpin bends and counter-bends until the’entry into the Aurelia state highway.
The’last part of the descent takes place in the’town of San Remo. Last 2 km on long straights on city streets. Of note at 850 m from the’finish a left turn on a traffic circle and at 750 m from the’finish the’last turn that leads onto the final straight of via Roma, all on asphalt surface.