Good afternoon and welcome to the Milan-San Remo live blog  My name is Jeroen van Barneveld and I will keep you informed of developments in the competition.

  • LIVE
  • First cycling monument
  • Finish around 6:40 PM

Milan-San Remo 2 minutes ago

Another 87 km Crash! It's the end of course for Matteo Trentin. The Italian from CCC suddenly hits the asphalt and takes several riders, including two from Jumbo-Visma, into his fall. Trentin gets into the ambulance with a lot of damage.

Milan-San Remo 6 minutes ago

Jumbo-Visma can often be seen from the front in the peloton. The Dutch formation throws all the balls on Wout van Aert today, who is in top form after the corona resumption. Last week he soloed to victory in Strade Bianche, the first WorldTour race in the post-corona era.

Milan-San Remo 9 minutes ago

Another 90 km  - The riders have now been on the bike for more than five hours and have covered 215 kilometers, which comes down to an average speed of 40 kilometers per hour. If we follow the organization's timetable, the finish should be around 6:40 PM.

Milan-San Remo 21 minutes ago

Another 100 km - The riders have now broken the barrier of 200 kilometers and have about 100 kilometers to go in Milan-San Remo. Little has changed in the price situation for the time being. The seven front runners are still far ahead of the peloton, although the lead is shrinking rapidly. They only have more than three minutes left.

21 minutes ago

Milan-San Remo one hour ago

Another 125 km -  The riders have now passed the top of the Niella Belbo. The front runners have about 4.5 minutes left from their lead over the peloton.

Milan-San Remo 2 hours ago

Milan-San Remo will take a while, but the second stage of the Tour de l'Ain is nearing its apotheosis. With 25 kilometers to go, Jumbo-Visma (Kruijswijk, Bennett, Roglic) rides the rest in a pile. Competitor INEOS only has Egan Bernal in the front. Mollema and Quintana are also included.

Milan-San Remo 2 hours ago

Another 175 km -  The lead of the leading group and the peloton is shrinking somewhat. It is now less than six minutes. Slowly but surely we are approaching the first real climb of the day: the Niella Belbo. However, the difference will not be made there yet.

Milan-San Remo 3 hours ago

Another 206 km -  We have an idea of ​​the leading group, in which there seems to be excellent cooperation. The group consists mainly of riders from small teams who have had a wild card, such as Team Adrani, Vini Zabu and Gazprom. They round the cape of the first 100 kilometers of the race with 6.5 minutes ahead of the leading group.

Milan-San Remo 3 hours ago

Another 213 km -  Julian Alaphilippe (right) chats a bit with his teammate Zdenek Stybar. They have the opportunity for that, because the peloton is still taking it easy. There is still plenty of time to make up the 6.5-minute lag of the leading group.

3 hours ago

Milan-San Remo 4 hours ago

235 km to go -  The race actually runs as almost always: the refugees are given all the space to build up a considerable lead. The difference increases towards 8 minutes, but that doesn't bother anyone in the peloton.

Milan-San Remo 4 hours ago

We take a short trip to France, where the second stage of the Tour de l'Ain has been underway for some time. Here too we see a group of escapees: Jaakko Hanninen, Simon Guglielmi, Nils Politt, Julien Bernard and Joey Rosskopf.

Les drivers présents dans l'échappée: 📌 Hanninen (@ AG2RLMCyclisme) 📌 Gugliemi (@GroupamaFDJ) 📌 Politt (@YallaIsraelSUN) 📌 Bernard (@TrekSegafredo) 📌 Rosskopf (@CCCProTeam) #TOURDELAIN #TDA

AvatarAvatar Author Tour de l'Ain Moment of places 12: 13 - 8 August 2020

Milan-San Remo 4 hours ago

Another 256 km -  After a short fifty kilometers course, the maps are as follows: we have a group of seven refugees, who have been around 6 minutes ahead of the peloton for some time now. The names again: Mattia Bais, Manuele Boaro, Alessandro Tonelli, Damiano Cima, Hector Carretero, Fabio Mazzucco and Marco Fverslagi.

Milan-San Remo 5 hours ago

Another 274 km -  The lead of the front runners is growing steadily. They are now almost five minutes ahead of the peloton.

Milan-San Remo 5 hours ago

Another 286 km -  The peloton lets the group of refugees slowly drive away. The difference is about two and a half minutes.

5 hours ago

Milan-San Remo 5 hours ago

This is what the start in Milan looked like.

Milan-San Remo 5 hours ago

Another 299 km -  The early flight has started. Manuele Boaro, Alessandro Tonelli, Damiano Cima, Mattia Bais, Fabio Mazzucco, Marco F Rapporti and Hector Carretero are the names of the men who try it. Of course there are no contenders.

Milan-San Remo 5 hours ago

304 km to go -  Not only are the date and the route different this year, the composition of the participating teams also looks different. Teams may only send six riders. This can affect an early flight, which may be slightly less of a head start than usual. A race is also less easy to control with fewer riders.

Milan-San Remo 5 hours ago

305 km to go -  The starting shot has sounded, the race has now officially started. Riders with an attacking spirit can now try to get away for an early break.

Milan-San Remo 6 hours ago

Wout van Aert put ice cubes in his neck before the start. Not an unnecessary luxury, now that it is almost thirty degrees in Milan.

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🇮🇹 #MilanoSanremo @GarminCycling -> ✔️Ice cubes -> ✔️ @BianchiOfficial -> ✔️

AvatarAvatar Author Team Jumbo-Visma cycling Moment of places 10:49 - 8 August 2020

6 hours ago

Milan-San Remo 6 hours ago

With its 305 kilometers, Milan San Remo 2020 is the longest one-day race since the last edition of Bordeaux-Paris in 1988. It was 'slightly' longer: 608.5 kilometers! At that race, the last 300 kilometers were driven behind a derny.

@ViniZabuKTM 305 km, la #MilanoSanremo di oggi è la gara in linea più lunga dalla Bordeaux-Paris del 1988 di 608.5 km.

AvatarAvatar Author Milano Sanremo Moment of Places 10: 20 - 8 August 2020

Milan-San Remo 6 hours ago

Of course, Peter Sagan should never be missing from the list of favorites.

. @ petosagan 👋😎

AvatarAvatar Author Milano Sanremo Moment of places 10:46 AM - 8 August 2020

Milan-San Remo 6 hours ago

Vincenzo Nibali will be there again. The 'Shark of Messina' won the race in 2018.

Ha vinto "La Classicissima" nel 2018! @vincenzonibali 🦈 | He won "The Classicissima" in 2018! @vincenzonibali 🦈 # MilanoSanremo

AvatarAvatar Author Milano Sanremo Moment of Places 10:45 AM - 8 August 2020

Milan-San Remo 6 hours ago

The organization lists a few more favorites: Michael Matthews, Elia Viviani, Greg van Avermaet and Mathieu van der Poel.

. @ blingmatthews - @TeamSunweb ✅ @eliaviviani - @TeamCOFIDIS ✅ @GregVanAvermaet - @CCCProTeam ✅ @mathieuvdpoel - Alpecin Fenix ​​✅ #MilanoSanremo

AvatarAvatar Author Milano Sanremo Moment of places 10: 26 - 8 August 2020

Milan-San Remo 6 hours ago

Start! 162 riders have started Milan-San Remo 2020. They will first ride through a neutral zone of 10 kilometers, after which the flag will fall at 11 am.

6 hours ago

Milan-San Remo 6 hours ago

The Dutch eyes are of course mainly focused on  Mathieu van der Poel , who makes his debut in 'La Primavera'. He had a hard time with the heat last week during the Strade Bianche, is he better with it today? If he wins, he will be the first Dutch winner since Hennie Kuiper in 1985.

Milan-San Remo 6 hours ago

Team Sunweb is also ready. The most important men in that team are Michael Matthews and Tiesj Benoot.

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Sign on🖋✅We're ready for action at # MilanoSanremo🇮🇹

AvatarAvatar Author Team Sunweb Moment of places 10:35 - 8 August 2020

Milan-San Remo 6 hours ago

Philippe Gilbert  today has the opportunity to write history. If he wins, he will have all cycling monuments on his record at least once. The Belgian already has an impressive trophy cabinet.

Are monuments won:

  • Tour of Flanders (2017)
  • Paris-Roubaix (2019)
  • Liège-Bastogne-Liège (2011)
  • Tour of Lombarijde (2009, 2010)

Milan-San Remo 6 hours ago

Wout van Aert is perhaps the top favorite for today because of his top form. The Belgian from Jumbo-Visma made a big impression last week with his victory in the Strade Bianche. A few days later he confirmed his good form with a third place finish in Milan-Turin.

Milan-San Remo 6 hours ago

Team Jumbo-Visma presents today's team. We are scheduled to start in just under ten minutes.

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🇮🇹 #MilanoSanremoOur team for today👋🏼

AvatarAvatar Author Team Jumbo-Visma cycling Moment of places 10: 24 - 8 August 2020

Milan-San Remo 6 hours ago

Just to refresh the memory: last year's edition, already a year and a half ago, was won by  Julian Alaphillipe . He beat Oliver Naesen, Michal Kwiatkowski and Peter Sagan in the sprint. Of course, the Frenchman is also one of the favorites today.

Milan-San Remo 6 hours ago

Today's road map.

Milan-San Remo 6 hours ago

Milan-San Remo was supposed to take place on March 21st, but we all know why that didn't happen then. The 'catch-up edition' has also been given a completely different course. Because many Italian municipalities did not like the passage of a platoon, the route has been properly diverted. The start is in Milan, but then the riders will ride more than 260 kilometers on 'unknown' terrain. Only the last forty kilometers are the same. The well-known climbs over the  Cipressa  and the  Poggio  are therefore 'normal'.

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