Record of participants to the 2013 edition of the Spring Classic of amateur cycling. There will be over 1100 cyclists taking part to the 43rd edition of the Granfondo Milan-San Remo, the most long-lasting cycle tourism on the Italian calendar.
The numbers mark a 30% increase compared to the edition 2012, reflecting the great promotional work done by the duo UC San Remo and Nyala Wonder Travel.
At the starting line obviously there will be many Italians, about 500, but the majority of participants are represented by foreigners in this order: German, Belgian, English, Swiss, Dutch, French, Austrian and Spanish. But there will also be many passionates from afar: United States, Canada, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand and for the first time there will be a team from Malaysia.
The organization has paid great attention to the logistics of the event, that will start from the business center of Milanfiori, in the commune of Assago which will be peacefully invaded by the participants and their families starting from Friday, to then arrive at the Convention Center Palafiori of San Remo where there will be a pasta party and the award ceremony.
Our thanks goes to the commune of San Remo and to San Remo Promotion for the closure of the street traffic in Corso Garibaldi and the granting of the Palafiori that will gift the event with a prestigious setting in the heart of the Flower City.
The route follows almost faithfully the footsteps of the greatest champions that challenged for the win of the Spring Classic, with departure from Milanofiori, entering on the Pavese highway and crossing the plains of Pavia, Casteggio, Voghera, Tortona, and Novi Ligure up to Ovada from which you’ll start the climb to conquer the Turchino. The first challenging climb leads to 532m to the pass where you can see the Ligurian Sea. Hence you’ll face the downhill towards Voltri up to entrance in the Aurelia highway that allows you to enjoy the view of the Riviera. From here the route continues smoothly facing Capo Mele and Capo Cervo up to the most challenging climbs: the Cipressa and the legendary Poggio of San Remo, to then go downhill up to the finishing line in Corso Garibaldi.