Friday, January 29, 2010

2010 Milan-Sanremo Rumors Squelched


RCS, organizers of Milan-Sanremo, have issued this statement:

"Due to repeated mistakes and wrong interpretations regarding RCS Sport-La Gazzetta dello Sport-possible decisions, as far as the final stage of the spring classic is concerned, Angelo Zomegnan, manager of the event, herewith confirms that both the route and the arrival of the 101th Milan – Sanremo, scheduled on Saturday March 20th 2010, will follow exactly the same pattern as the precedent edition:
- effective departure from Milan: via della Chiesa Rossa (ex Dazio);
- uphill climbs: Turchino, Le Manie, Capi Mele, Cervo e Berta, Cipressa e Poggio
- total lenght 298 km, featuring the absolute longer race among the “monuments” of classic races;
- arrival in Sanremo, Lungomare Italo Calvino."

Photo: The 100th Milan-Sanremo was raced last year. Illustrator James Dawe created surrealistic world in the artwork that was used in publicizing the event. Milan, represented by the Duomo in the background is connected by a roadway lined with candles to Sanremo by the sea. The colorful crowd is cheering the tuxedo wearing riders as two seagulls support a banner proclaiming the 100th anniversary of the race.

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