Milano – Sanremo 2024

Mark your calendars for March 16th, 2024, for the Milano-Sanremo, the Classicissima. On the Aurelia highway, the cycling race that heralds the arrival of spring, returns. 

The Milano-Sanremo is the Classicissima, meaning the first significant event in the international cycling calendar. In 2024, the Milano-Sanremo will take place on Saturday, March 16. It is the event that heralds the arrival of spring: the sun, the desire to be outdoors, and the enjoyment of the first warmth accompany the cyclists along the Aurelia highway as they reach Liguria! 

2024 Race

The 2023 edition of the Classicissima started from Abbiategrasso, on the outskirts of Milan, and concluded at the traditional finish line on Via Roma in Sanremo after 294 km, with the victory of Mathieu Van der Poel. The 2023 route differed in the first 30 km but rejoined the original route in Pavia. It is yet to be confirmed whether the starting point will return to the original one from the Lombard capital. 

Classicissima in Liguria

Cyclists will enter Liguria from Genova Voltri, passing through Arenzano, Cogoleto, Varazze, Celle Ligure, and Savona. They will then tackle the curves of Malpasso near Finale Ligure and the three famous headlands of Ponente Ligure, Capo Mele, Capo Cervo, and Capo Berta, before facing the mythical final climbs of Cipressa and Poggio. The race concludes at the historic finish line in the City of Flowers on Via Roma, just a stone’s throw away from the Area 24 Cycle Path, the beaches, and the Sanremo Casino. 

A date with cycling history

The history of Milano-Sanremo is the history of cycling. Memorable pages have been written on the curves of Liguria, the climbs of Capo Mele and Berta, Cipressa, and finally, Poggio. If you want to relive the feats of the champions, you can ride on the roads of the Classicissima. During the winter season, it’s not uncommon to come across a cyclist studying the route. The last Italian to win was Vincenzo Nibali in 2018. 

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