The 110th version of Milano-Sanremo, the primary Monument Traditional of the season, is ready to happen tomorrow, beginning in piazza Castello at 9:45am, with Km zero in by way of della Chiesa Rossa after a 7,500m switch, and ending in By way of Roma after 291km. 175 riders begin, representing 25 groups (18 UCI WorldTeams and 7 Wild Playing cards), every consisting of seven riders. Sunny climate is forecast.
There may be a formidable checklist of favourites for the ultimate victory, however uncertainty about whether or not the eventual winner will come from a rider able to assault on the Poggio, or from the quickest wheels who’re hoping to ship in a bunch dash. Dossard no 1 will probably be worn by final yr’s winner, Vincenzo Nibali, who will see many different champions alongside him, together with UCI Highway World Champion Alejandro Valverde, earlier “La Primavera” winners Michal Kwiatkowski (2017), Arnaud Demare (2016), John Degenkolb (2015), Alexander Kristoff (2014), his staff mate Fernando Gaviria, Julian Alaphilippe and his staff mate Elia Viviani, Peter Sagan, Olympic Champion Greg Van Avermaet and Caleb Ewan amongst many others.
The worldwide broadcast feed of the 110th version of the Milano-Sanremo NamedSport, produced by the host broadcaster RAI, will cowl the ultimate three hours of the race reside, and will probably be distributed in 151 international locations all over the world and canopy all 5 continents throughout 15 totally different TV networks.
In Italy, in between the reside protection and the particular pre- and post-race applications, “La Primavera” could have round 4 hours of protection on the general public broadcaster RAI 2. Ranging from 14:30, the race can even be broadcast in Italy on Eurosport, which is able to cowl the race internationally throughout 53 European international locations, in Australia and in 10 South-East Asia territories, with commentary in 20 totally different languages.
Free-to-view protection in Europe will probably be out there to viewers all through France, solely by way of La Chaine L’Équipe and in Belgium on the screens of VTM Medialaan in Flemish and on RTBF in French.
The primary Monument of the season will probably be broadcast reside in South Africa on the screens of Supersport and all through the Center East and North Africa, on the OSN channels.
Within the Americas, Milano-Sanremo will probably be broadcast reside on the Fubo.TV and FloSports platforms (within the US and Canada), and on TDN in Mexico and Central America, whereas the ESPN community will cowl Brazil, the remainder of South America and the Caribbean.
Within the Far East, Japanese followers can observe the race reside on DAZN; in New Zealand, the race can even be broadcast by Sky Sports activities.
Footage of the race can even be distributed round world via the SNTV (Sports activities Information Tv) and Carry out platforms.
The Milano-Sanremo, delivered to you by NamedSport, follows the basic route that has linked Milan to the Riviera di Ponente for the previous 110 years, particularly by way of Pavia, Ovada and Passo del Turchino, earlier than descending in the direction of Genoa Voltri. From right here, the route heads west, passing via Varazze, Savona, Albenga, Imperia and San Lorenzo al Mare the place after the basic sequence of the “Capi” – Capo Mele, Capo Cervo and Capo Berta – the peloton negotiates two climbs which have change into a part of the route in latest many years: the Cipressa (1982) and Poggio di Sanremo (1961). The Cipressa is simply over 5.6km lengthy with a gradient of 4.1%. The descent main again right down to the SS 1 Aurelia highway is extremely technical.
The ascent of Poggio di Sanremo begins 9km earlier than the end line. The climb is 3.7km lengthy with a mean gradient of lower than 4% and a most of 8% within the phase shortly earlier than the crest of the climb. The highway is barely narrower, with 4 hairpin turns within the first 2km. The descent is extraordinarily technical, on asphalt roads, slender at factors and with a succession of hairpins, twist and turns so far as the junctions with the SS 1 Aurelia. The ultimate a part of the descent enters city Sanremo and the final 2km are on lengthy, straight city roads. 850m from the end line there’s a left-hand bend on a roundabout. The final bend, main into the house straight, is 750m from the end line.
— Simone Pozzi to www.milanosanremo.it