Milan-San Remo forced to find new inland route after coastal towns refuse race

The route for the rescheduled 2020 Milan-San Remo leaves out the coastal roads and heads inland
(Image credit: RCS Sport)

The organisers of Milan-San Remo finalised a new route for the Italian Classic after the mayors of a string of coastal towns near Savona refused permission for the race to pass on their roads.

Milan-San Remo is scheduled for Saturday, August 8 in the new UCI WorldTour calendar but that is at the peak of the Italian holiday season, when hundreds of thousands of people will descend on the coast to escape the summer heat, all during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  

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Stephen Farrand
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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.