Escape today in Milan – San Remo MOVISTAR TEAM
With just 60 kilometers from the end, it’s time to update your pools. Who is your winning horse for today?
LAST HOUR !: According to Javier Ares in the Eurosport broadcast, Ivn García Cortina will run next year in the ranks of Movistar. The Asturian already warned a couple of days ago that it was time for a change and it seems that the Spanish team will be the destination.
69 KM | The crown leak Colle di nava and the rapid descent begins. Hctor Carretero (Movistar) has fallen behind on the last climb. Bad news for the Spanish hopes.
72 KM | Just three kilometers for the front group to overcome Colle di nava. Ahead there is only Cipressa and Poggio like slopes before the finish line. The race will start to accelerate in the next few kilometers. All the favorites continue in the race. Bora and Trek They are climbing to the top positions and are accelerating the squad.
78 KM | Without too much news in today’s tough day. The heat is pressing very hard while the leak is already about two minutes apart. It seems that little by little the possibilities of the front group are running out.
87 KM | Matteo trentin, along with four other riders have had an accident in the peloton. A priori the Italian has hurt himself although it does not seem serious. The runner says goodbye to the race and gets in the car CCC.
96 KM | Neither Peter sagan I was very clear before the race what the outcome of this ‘Classicissima’ was going to be. These have been his words:
“Nobody knows what will happen today”
97 KM | Already exceeded five hours of runningWe remember that this is the longest route on the cycling calendar with 305 kilometers. Although the heights are not important, any steepness after many hours in the saddle multiplies.
99 KM | The great Peter sagan he stays calm in the squad. Do you think that today is the day of the Slovak SUV?
101 KM | The distance between the race head and the pursuers is stabilized. It must be remembered that in this edition the teams only have six runners, so the control of the race is more difficult than in other years.
106 KM | The escape begins to give a feeling of fatigue and the six Italians and the Spaniard are already just three minutes from the big group. We remember that the seven escapees are: Bais (Androni), Boaro (Astana), Carretero (Movistar), D.Cima (Gazprom), Marco Frapporti (Vini Zab), Mazzucco (Bardiani-CSF) and Tonelli (Bardiani-CSF).
120 KM | The front group is already facing the end of the descent from Niella belbo and they will get to Leaves delle Langhe, where the road starts to chop up with the Colle di Nava, highest point of the day and that begins the last sector of the race where the race is normally decided. The distance is now 3:50.
125 KM | Lotto-Soudal and Jumbo-Visma now join the work of Deceuninck-Quickstep to hunt down the seven escapees. The distance right now is at 4:36
126 KM | The advantage is approaching four minutes. Who do you think is going to take this Milan – San Remo?
130 KM | Hctor Carretero, of Movistar, is the only representative in this escape. We remember that the movements in this very long race come in the last 70 with the increases of Cipressa (5.6kms at 4.1%) and del Poggio (3.7kms at 3.7%). The getaway has already passed the first climb and is in a false flat area, rolling at a good pace at speeds close to 40 kilometers per hour.
136 KM | last meters of this Niella belbo for the leading group. Arriving at the end of a port of almost 20 kilometers but with an average slope of 3%. Continue pulling the big group that does not want to have surprises today.
145 KM | The squad begins to move and wants to successfully diminish the advantage. Groupama-FDJ He has taken the front positions and is getting the advantage to close to five minutes.
149 KM | The race situation right now includes a group of seven escapees: Bais (Androni), Boaro (Astana), Carretero (Movistar), D.Cima (Gazprom), Marco Frapporti (Vini Zab), Mazzucco (Bardiani-CSF) and Tonelli (Bardiani-CSF) who are currently enjoying a 5:45 income on the squad. Both groups are climbing Niella belbo, the first slope of the day.
It should be remembered that the winners of the last editions are in the race today, so they start with that advantage. As we said, Julian Alaphilippe I won last year Nibali did it in 2018, Kwiatkowski in 2017 and in 2016 it was Demare. The last Spanish victory was that of scar Freire back in 2010. Without a doubt this race will always be remembered by ‘The Cannibal’ Eddy Merckx, who beat up to nine times (1966, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1976), making him the most successful cyclist in the race.
Another illustrious name of this edition are Julian Alaphilippe, defender of the title and that, despite not being up to par in Strade Bianche he knows very well how to manage his forces to arrive fresh on the last descent ordered by San Remo. Aside from French, never rule out runners like VincenzoNibali, Michal Kwiatkowski, Oliver Naesen or Mathieu Van der Poel, who had a lot of trouble on the white roads and hopes to have better luck today.
This is today’s test route, with its modification, which will prevent cyclists from connecting with the usual route until Imperia. The last 70 kilometers present the most notable attractions with the climbs of Colle di Nava, Cipressa and Poggio di Sanremo. Once again, the steps by Cipressa (5.6kms at 4.1%) and del Poggio (3.7kms at 3.7%) they will be the opportunity for climbers to try to avoid a sprint finish. A priori, these pitfalls do not seem enough and cyclists like Peter Sagan (Bora), Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal), Arnaud Demare (Groupama) or Fernando Gaviria (UAE) chestnuts will be played in
However, this Milan – San Remo It is much flatter and has precisely in the kilometers the wear and tear for cyclists. With the modification of the route, the peloton will not pass through the coastal region of Savona, where the mayors of the municipalities through which the race typically passes refused to host it due to the change of dates since it is a region with excellent tourism, so there would be a backlog of exaggerated people.
This special edition due to the obvious circumstances arrives with all the classic hands and sprinters ready to take the precious trophy home. Without a doubt the favorite in the pools is Wout van Aert, who proved at Strade Bianche to be in spectacular shape. In Siena the Belgian was the strongest and was able to enjoy the arrival through the mythical curves that reach la la Piazza del Campo.
HELLO EVERYONE AND WELCOME TO THE CLASSICISSIMA! At last the Monuments of cycling arrive with the Milan – San Remo. Here you can find out live everything that happens in the race. An exciting day is expected in which the runners have to travel 299 kilometers between the two Italian towns. Are you ready?