The Milan – San Remo Granfondo Cyclosportive was first held in 1970, on the initiative of the Cyclosportive Union of San Remo, to offer cycling enthusiasts the opportunity to retrace the same roads trodden by the great champions every year.
The Granfondo MILAN SAN REMO Cyclosportive amateur race goes for 296 km along the same route taken by the mythical champions, crossing Lombardy, Piedmont and Liguria, arriving at the point where you can try your hand at the legendary climbs of Turchino, Capo Mele, Capo Cervo, Capo Berta, Cipressa and the Poggio of San Remo.
The amateur competition founded in 1970 under the auspices of Cyclosportive Union San Remo,which has taken place every year since without interruption, has become the most famous cycling event in Italy. Since 2009 the destination management company Nyala Wonder Travel has arranged the organization of the Cyclosportive, taking care to guarantee the best welcome possible to participants in Milan and San Remo.
The start of the 2013 edition saw about 1100 athletes coming from all over Europe, with the participation also of competitors from more distant countries such as New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Brazil, Canada and the United States, confirming the cosmopolitan nature of the event.
The decision to move the starting point to the business and convention center of Milanofiori, in the Assago area, and the finish point to near the Palafiori convention center in San Remo, like that of recommending a selected number of affiliated hotels to participants, promises well-organized services that are of the highest standard, and promote an atmosphere of community and friendship among the competitors arriving from countries all over the world.
More than ever the objective of the organization is to make the event a real celebration of cycling, whether in the vicinity of the start or that of the finish, confident that discovering the diversity of panoramas in this corner of Italy that stages the event will convey an unforgettably exciting experience that will remain with you all your life.