Milan - San Remo - Betting Odds, Event Details, Records and Favourites to Win

Milan-San Remo is one of the most respected road cycling competitions as riders from around the world come to Milan to participate in the prestigious race. The competition is generally scheduled in the middle of March and serves as the starting point for Spring Festivities in Milan. For that reason, the race is also called The Spring Classic or La Classicissima.

The longest professional cycling race heldi in one day - Milan - San Remo.  One of the hardest and toughest races in the sport.Route and Distance:

Milan San Remo is the longest professional race held over the length of the day. This implies that there is no other one-day race in the world that covers more distance than the 298 km of Milan San Remo.

With its mid-march scheduling, it also happens to be the first major classic race of the season.

History and Inaugural Season:

The concept of a bike race between Milan and San Remo came into existence in 1906 as an amateur race was scheduled. Just like many other major road cycling events, the Milan San Remo race was also started by a Newspaper agency. Gazzetta dello Sport organized the first official Milan San Remo Race in 1907.

The race was organized again in the following season after the great commercial success. Since then, the race has been a regular fixture of the road cycling calendar.

Tradition and Prestige:

Five road cycling races are classified as the Five Monuments of Cycling. Milan San Remo is one of those monuments. The other four races are the Tour of Flanders, Paris Roubaix, Liege Bastone Liege, and Giro di Lombardia.

Milan San Remo is the first of these five monuments and is considered among the most iconic, prestigious, and hardest road cycling events.

Between 1989 and 2004, Milan San Remo remained the opening race of the UCI Road World Cup.

Route and Characteristics:

The race is one of the hardest and toughest races in road cycling, as its lengthy route serves as a stern test for cyclists around the world. Historically, the route has been a straight-line route between Milan and San Remo.

Starting Point and Finish:

The race starts on the Piazza del Duomo in Milan and finishes at the center of San Remo while going through the city's illustrious shopping street.

Women's Race:

Between 1999 and 2005, a separate women's race was organized at Primavera Rosa. The race was organized alongside the men's competition. However, the overall length of the race was comparatively shorter.

Past Winners:

Eddy Merckx:

The 11-time Grand Tour winner Belgian Bike Racer Eddy Merckx holds the record for winning most editions of Milan San Remo. The cycling great has won a total of 7 editions of the prestigious race till now.

Costante Girardengo:

The First Champion of Champions of the Cycling World, Costante Girardengo, won 6 titles at Milan San Remo Cycle Race in 1918, 1921, 1923, 1925, 1926, and 1928.
Gino Bartali and Erik Zabel:

Bartali and Zabel have won the Milan-San Remo four times each. Bartali won the races in 1939, 1940, 1947, and 1950 while Zabel won the races in 1997, 1998, 2000, and 2001.

Oscar Freire:

Oscar Freire has been one of the most successful road cyclists since the turn of the
century. He won three races in 2004, 2007, and 2010.

Current Champion:

The Slovakian cyclist Matej Mohoric won the 2022 edition of Milan-San Remo and is the reigning champion at the competition.

2023 Milan-San Remo:

The upcoming edition of Milan-San Remo will be the 113th edition in the competition's history and is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 18th March 2023.

Event Details:

Venue: Italy
Date: 2023/03/18

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