Landslide forces route changes of Milano-Sanremo
Feb 19 2021 10:03 am CET

Landslide forces route changes of Milano-Sanremo
Landslide forces route changes of Milano-Sanremo
Milano-Sanremo

The organisation of Milano-Sanremo has presented the route for the 2021 edition of the race, which won't include the Turchino Pass.

Almost one month before "La Classicissima di Primavera", the route of the 112th edition of the race was presented and one of the things that stands out the most is the absence of the Passo del Turchino, which is currently inaccessible due to a landslide.

The course of the race will instead go to the Colle di Giovo climb, from where the peloton will descend onto the Via Aurelia to Albisola. From then, the riders will continue through the traditional course for the remaining 112 kilometres, climbing the three Capi before reaching the Cipressa and the Poggio and arriving on the Via Roma for the iconic finish after going through 299 kilometres.

"The previous edition of the Milano-Sanremo was held on an unusual date and took place over an unprecedented route," said Paolo Bellino, CEO and General Manager of RCS Sport. "The results were very positive for the sport, for the media and from the audience’s point of view too. It highlighted the strong interest around La Classicissima and the level of excitement from fans all over the world that look forward to the event each year. This year, for the 112th edition of the race, we have decided to bring the Milano-Sanremo back onto its “classic” route in the Liguria region.

"So most of the route will remain as it has traditionally been; with the Aurelia, the Tre Capi, Cipressa and Poggio before the arrival on Via Roma, but we will not be able to visit the Turchino for technical reasons. What is certain is that this edition will witness the greatest riders in international cycling putting on a show on roads that have become legendary thanks to La Classicissima."





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