7 conclusions from the 2020 Milan-San Remo

Milano Sanremo 2020 - 111th Edition - Milano - Sanremo 305 km - 08/08/2020 - - photo POOL Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2020
Jumb0-Visma’s Wout van Aert beats Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) to the line at the 2020 Milan-San Remo (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

On Saturday, some five months later than its usual date, the peloton tackled the first Monument of the season, a drastically altered Milan-San Remo.

A number of factors combined to make this a unique edition of the race, including the mayors of a number of coastal towns refusing the race, and thunderstorms in Alessandria forcing massive changes to the course, as well as a date so soon after the restart meaning that preparation was minimal, and hot weather not usually experienced in the race's normal March date.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.