Same Day, Same Excitement, Same Finish Line

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Same Day, Same Excitement, Same Finish Line

Amateur competitors in the Granfondo San Remo-San Remo “la Classicissima” take on the finale of the Milan-San Remo a few hours before the pros arrive

San Remo, Italy – The Granfondo San Remo-San Remo “la Classicissima” will take place on March 22–the same day as the Milan – San Remo “Spring Classic” professional race.
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At the Granfondo San Remo-San Remo “la Classicissima,” amateur cyclists will compete and experience first-hand the Spring Classic’s adrenaline-charged finale before the professionals arrive.

At 9:30 a.m., a pace car will leave San Remo and head off to Imperia. Once the Ligurian capital has been reached, the race master will lower the flag, the powder will be lit and only the most daring participants will be able to meet the challenge before them. Competitors will then race to the finish line, traverse the Cipressa and the Poggio di Sanremo along the way and experience the same thrills as their sporting heroes.

The fastest Granfondo San Remo-San Remo “la Classicissima” cyclists—those who get to the finish line before 1:50 p.m. —will also have the privilege of crossing the same finish line as the professionals in Via Roma. Those who arrive in San Remo after 1:50 p.m. will be redirected to Corso Garibaldi.

Unlike last year, the official rankings of those who finish the granfondo will be decided based on the order of arrival at San Remo’s finish line, not solely on the time trials. Like last year’s event, however, this competition will preserve the spirit of cycling, where even amateur competitors can travel the same roads as the champions and enjoy the early spring panoramic views of the Ligurian Riviera.

Information on the Granfondo San Remo–San Remo “la Classicissima” is available at http://classicissima.it.

After the Granfondo San Remo-San Remo “la Classicissima,” the passion of the Milan – San Remo will continue with the 45th annual Granfondo Milan – San Remo Cicloturistica on April 26. Learn more at http://www.milano-sanremo.org.

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