Arnaud Demare Stuns Race Favorites With Milan-SanRemo Win

San Remo, Italy, March 19, 2016 (AFP) - Arnaud Demare, of the FDJeux team, became the first French winner of a major cycling classic since 1997 when he sprinted to victory in the 107th edition of a crash-marred Milan-SanRemo on Saturday. Demare crossed the finish line of the first of cycling's five 'monuments' this season in 6hr 54min 45sec after surviving a late crash that upset the plans … [Read more...]

Alexander Kristoff Out Sprints Fabian Cancellara At Milan-SanRemo

by Justin DAVIS MILAN, March 23, 2014 (AFP) - Norwegian Alexander Kristoff outsprinted former champion Fabian Cancellara and Ben Swift to win a rain-lashed 105th edition of the Italian classic Milan-SanRemo on Sunday. Kristoff, taking his first victory in one of cycling's five 'monument' one-day races, benefited from the good work of team-mate Luca Paolini in a 20-up dash for … [Read more...]

Illness Will Keep taylor Phinney Out Of Milan-San Remo

The BMC Racing Team will replace Taylor Phinney on its roster for Milan-San Remo after last year's seventh-place finisher started experiencing flu-like symptoms 72 hours before Sunday's race. Lodewyck Named As Replacement BMC Racing Team Chief Medical Officer Dr. Max Testa said Phinney was feeling fine during Thursday's course reconnaissance session. But during Friday's training ride, the past … [Read more...]

Peter Sagan Riding Good Form Has Big Plans For Milan-SanRemo

by Justin DAVIS MILAN, March 21, 2014 (AFP) - Slovakian Peter Sagan lines up at the opening one-day classic of the season with revenge on his mind but knowing a determined bunch of sprinters could again bar his route to victory in Milan-SanRemo on Sunday. Cannondale rider Sagan edged closer to his first victory in one of cycling's five 'monuments' by finishing runner-up to German … [Read more...]

Tom Boonen Will Not Participate In Milan-Sanremo

19-Mar-2014: With heavy hearts, team OPQS announces that Tom Boonen will not take part in Milano-Sanremo next Sunday. The Belgian champion won’t start because he and his partner, Lore, lost their baby few hours ago due to a miscarriage. In such a sensitive moment Tom prefers to stay by his partner’s side. All the athletes, staff, and sponsors of the team want Lore and Tom to know that they … [Read more...]

Gerald Ciolek Wins A Snowy Milan-SanRemo

The 2013 San-Remo Race Taken Over By Snow

Sanremo, Italy, March 17, 2013 (AFP) - Gerald Ciolek of Germany, riding for South African team MTN-Qhueka, won the first cycling classic of the season, the Milan-Sanremo, triumphing in a race curtailed by heavy snow. The poor conditions forced the event to be temporarily halted after 117km. Organizers elected to restart the race for the final 126.5km from Cogoleto, meaning … [Read more...]

Simon Gerrans Strikes Out At Milan-Sanremo

by Jean Montois SAN REMO, Italy, March 17, 2012 (AFP) - Australian national champion Simon Gerrans claimed the biggest one-day victory of his career by winning the 103rd edition of Milan-Sanremo, the first major classic of the season, on Saturday. After 298 km, and nearly seven hours in the saddle, the GreenEdge rider capped a determined display of riding to beat Switzerland's … [Read more...]

Fever Rules Hushovd Out Of Milan-Sanremo

MILAN, March 15, 2012 - Former world champion Thor Hushovd pulled out of the Milan-Sanremo on Thursday having failed to shake off a fever, his BMC team said. "I woke up on Monday night with a fever and sweats. I have felt bad for the last two days and there's no way I can ride on Saturday," said the Norwegian cyclist. BMC team for Milan-Sanremo: Alessandro Ballan (ITA), Marcus … [Read more...]

Cheng Makes Milan-San Remo History For China

PARIS, March 14, 2012 (AFP) - Cheng Ji will become the first Chinese rider to take part in the Milan-Sanremo race when this year's event takes place on Saturday, his Project 1t4i team announced on Wednesday. The 24-year-old is part of an eight-man team led by German duo John Degenkolb and Simon Geschke. In 2009, Cheng took part in the Liege-Bastogne-Liege, his first experience of a … [Read more...]

Hushovd Targets Paris-Roubaix, Worlds Defense

Written by: Benoit Noel MUSCAT, Feb 14, 2011 - Reigning world road race champion Thor Hushovd has admitted his days of pushing to the front in a bid to win every bunch sprint that is within his grasp are now practically over. But that has only served to increase the big Norwegian's appetite for victory in the tough one-day classics that pepper the calendar during the spring, … [Read more...]