Milan – San Remo, March 20, 2010

Continuing my preview of the 2010 racing season (aka ‘something to write while I hide like a wuss from the cold’), I present to you the longest Classic of the season.

Milan – San Remo is 298 km long, making it the longest one-day pro race there is. It has been running since 1907 and is the first big Classic of the European race season.

It also ends near the border of France, where I live. It also happens to be the week after my birthday, landing on a long weekend. You see where I’m heading? Yep, hotel booked, motorcycle serviced, fingers crossed (for Spring to arrive), and we are off to see the sprint finish.

Last year’s winner, Mark Cavendish, will be there this year again, as will Fabio Cancellera, Tom Boonen, Lance Armstrong and the Shleck brothers, according to Mr. Google at least.

Here are some maps and a profile from last year or the year before. I think the route remains unchanged.

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