Monday, March 23, 2015

Milano Sanremo: A Rather Wet Roll Out

Milano Sanremo is the longest of the Spring Classics with the peloton facing 293 kilometers of nearly all out racing.  The one saving grace is that most of the race is flat and the prevailing winds usually provide a nice stiff tailwind for most of the race.  Today it was hardly the warm shining sun one imagines when thinking of southern Italy, instead the riders where bundled up in warm clothes and rain jackets in hopes of staying warm and dry over the next six hours on the road.  Michal Kwiatkowski (Etixx-Quickstep) sported a new rain cape that showed his rainbow stripes of the World Road Racing Championship.

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