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Landslide makes Sanremo even more challenging

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Cycling News
Published:
March 04, 2008, 0:00 GMT,
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April 20, 2009, 21:19 BST
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Latest Cycling News, March 4, 2008

A landslide had the potential of making the 99th Milano Sanremo, scheduled for March 22, to be even...

A landslide had the potential of making the 99th Milano Sanremo, scheduled for March 22, to be even more challenging. Due to road blockage and construction, the parcours of the race known as La Classicissima will have to make an additional climb.

The small climb, coming around 100 kilometres before the arrival on Lungomare Italo Calvino, is just before the tre capi of Capo Mele, Capo Cervo and Capo Berta, and is rumoured to have a technical descent.

"I have heard of another change just recently," World Champion and 2003 Sanremo winner, Paolo Bettini, confirmed to Cyclingnews. "Before Imperia, there is an extra climb – it is not yet official. It will be like the Cipressa more or less, with a technical descent."

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