Preview: Sagan and Gaviria the favourites but anything goes at Milan-San Remo

No race makes a mockery of predictions quite like Milan-San Remo. The Monument with ostensibly the most straightforward parcours is often the most complicated to navigate and to win. La Classicissima has made a habit of humbling favourites and exalting hitherto unheralded riders, and therein lies a hefty part of its enduring fascination.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.

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