Thursday, March 15, 2012

Milan-Sanremo, Some Facts

First race: 1907

Italian Victories: 50

Foreign Victories: 52
-Belgium 20
-France 12
-Germany 5
-Spain 5
-Holland 3
-Switzerland 2
-Ireland 2
-Great Britain 2
-Australia 1

Most victories by an Italian: 6 by Costante Girardengo, 1918, 1921, 1923, 1925, 1926, 1928; Bartali and Coppi had three victories each.

Most victories by a foreign rider: 7 by Eddy Merckx (Belgium), 1966, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1976 (photo: Merckx winning his first MSR).

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