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.

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  • First cycling monument
  • Finish around 6:40 PM

Milan-San Remo a few seconds ago

Another 25 km  - Caleb Ewan already has to release and so the sprinter of Lotto-Soudal can finish. He was still seen as an outsider, because as a sprinter he can handle the altimeters well. That does not appear to be the case today.

Milan-San Remo 2 minutes ago

Another 27 km  - Loïc Vliegen is the first to fly over the asphalt of the Cipressa. The Belgian from Circus-Wanty Gobert is the first to attack, after his teammate Danny van Poppel fell at the foot of the climb.

Milan-San Remo 4 minutes ago

This is the cross section of the Cipressa. The climb is 5.6 kilometers long and has an average gradient of 4.7.

Milan-San Remo 4 minutes ago

27 km to go  - The fireworks should now really start in Milan-San Remo, because the riders start on the Cipressa, the traditional executioner. Who dares to take on a long marathon solo?

Milan-San Remo 5 minutes ago

Another 28 km Crash! The Dutchman Danny van Poppel hits the asphalt. The Circus-Wanty Gobert rider makes an ugly slide.

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Milan-San Remo8 minutes ago

Another 30 km  - Julian Alaphilippe is still not back in the peloton, while there are still three kilometers to go on the way to the Cipressa. This chase will cost a lot of effort for last year's winner.

Milan-San Remo 13 minutes ago

35 km to go Flat tire for Julian Alaphilippe! The Frenchman was already plagued by a series of punctures in the Strade Bianche last week and he also has to take a suck from the poison cup in Milan-San Remo. He's standing by the side with his hand in the air. An unfortunate moment in the final of the race.

Milan-San Remo 15 minutes ago

Another 36 km  - Amalgamation! After more than 250 kilometers, the leading group is over. The five Italians have been caught by the chasing peloton, which, led by Jumbo-Visma, is heading for the Cipressa at a killer pace. The final has really started.

Milan-San Remo 21 minutes ago

Favorite Mathieu van der Poel is still hiding in the peloton in the descent. Will we soon see the Dutchman from the front when climbing the Cipressa, which is traditionally the executioner in Milan-San Remo? At 27 kilometers from the finish, the riders will start the 5.7 kilometer climb.

Milan-San Remo 25 minutes ago

Another 45 km  - Deceuninck-Quick-Step leads the chase of the peloton on the five front runners. The Belgian formation naturally has nefarious plans for Julian Alaphilippe, last year's winner. In Strade Bianche, the Frenchman could not go for the victory last week, because he had to contend with several flat tires.

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Milan-San Remo 27 minutes ago

Another 48 km  - The final of Milan-San Remo is slowly starting. The peloton has almost completed the long descent of the Colle di Nava and reckons the five leaders are almost there. The lead shrinks to half a minute.

Milan-San Remo 35 minutes ago

Another 55 km  - Now that the knife is against their throat, the front runners fight each other out of the tent, despite the fact that they know that they are no longer going for the victory. There are only five leaders left, because Marco Fverslagi hoists the white flag.

Milan-San Remo 42 minutes ago

Another 60 km  - It is now going fast with the lead of the leading group. Led by BORA-hansgrohe, Peter Sagan's team, the peloton is seriously pursuing the six front runners, who have only 1.29 left.

Milan-San Remo one hour ago

70 km to go  - The leading group reaches the top of the Colle di Nava and now descends for the final of Milan-San Remo. The group only has six riders, because the Spaniard Carretero has not been able to keep up with the pace. That means that all front runners are Italians. The peloton is also going to seriously work on the chase in the descent.

Milan-San Remo one hour ago

Mathieu van der Poel has something to make up for after his disappointing performance last week in Strade Bianche, in which he was ravaged by a flat tire. What can the Brabant all-rounder do today on the way to San Remo? The rolling trail seems to be made for him.

an hour ago

Milan-San Remo one hour ago

Another 82 km  - Schär (CCC) and Consonni (Cofidis) were also involved in the crash of Trentin (CCC), but they are now rejoining the peloton, which is slowly increasing the pace in the hunt for the seven front runners. Their lead is now only 2.28.

Milan-San Remo one hour 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 one hour 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 one hour 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 2 hours 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.

2 hours ago

Milan-San Remo 2 hours 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 5 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.

5 hours ago

Milan-San Remo 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 hours ago

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

Milan-San Remo 6 hours ago

This is what the start in Milan looked like.

Milan-San Remo7 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 Remo7 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 Remo7 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 Remo7 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.


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

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

Milan-San Remo7 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 Remo7 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 Remo7 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 Remo7 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 Remo7 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.

Milan-San Remo7 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 Remo7 hours ago

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


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

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

Milan-San Remo7 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 Remo7 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.

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