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Milan-San Remo 2015
Milan-San Remo, or La Clasica Primavera as it is also known, is the first of the five monuments and the longest on the calendar – with the neutralised section often bringing the race to over 300 kilometres in total.
This year’s race sees a number of alterations to the course following the failed attempt to bring in the Pompeiana in 2014. For the first time since 2007, the race will finish on the Via Roma – the finish was used between 1949 and 1985 and then 1994 and 2007. Le Mànie has also been excluded once again, leaving the more traditional finish with the Capi, the Cipressa and the Poggio before the run-in to San Remo.
What is left is a course that heavily favours the sprinters but the much shorter run into San Remo could see an escapee get the jump on the pack. Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) will return to defend his title but he’ll face some stiff competition from the likes of Mark Cavendish (Etixx-QuickStep), Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing), John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) and Greg Van Avermaet (BMC).
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