Over 1150 amateurs from 25 to 65 years old took part at the 43 edition of the Grandfondo Milan –San Remo , the most long- lasting cycle tour on the Italian calendar.
Upholding tradition, the athletes on the route founded the same weather encountered by the professionals during the race of March, with rare flashes of blue skies, a lot of rain and gusts of wind on the most difficult points of the race.
On the other hand this morning a splendid blue sky and a calm sea greeted upon awakening about 900 cyclists that managed to complete the race, deserving the finish line of San Remo.
1° Alexandre Blain – Team Raleigh – FR – 7h 44m
2° Gianmario Rovaletti – Team Chiappucci – IT
3° Corneille Dams – Team Buscemi – BE
The absolute winner is the Frenchman Alexandre Blain del Team Raleigh that completed the race in 7 hours and 44 minutes, ruling in the sprint the Italian Gianmario Rovaletti of the Chiappucci Team. Third place goes to the Belgian Corneille Dams, from the Buscemi Team.
1a Ilaria Rinaldi – Team Cavallino Specialized – IT – 7h 58m
2a Silvia Perrenaud – Team CCL – CH
3a Ilenia Stocchetti – Team Gio’ndent – IT
Great performance of Ilaria Rinaldi, part of the Team Cavallino Specialized, that left behind all the female contestants , but also the major part of men, finishing in 50th place with the time 7 hours and 58 minutes. Second place for the Swiss Silvia Perrenaud of the CCL Team and third place for Ilenia Stocchetti of the Gio’ndent Team.