"La Primavera" (literally the spring, as in after winter) or "La Classicissima" (the classic of classics) RCS' Milano-Sanremo race is Sunday. For us this marks the real start of the pro racing season. We're not going up there this year as Heather has other commitments and we saw it live back in 2010 when the photo below was taken. More details on all that HERE.
Larry pauses near the top of the Poggio back in 2010
The first of the Five Monuments of Cycling, followed of course by Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, L-B-L and Lombardia, Milano-Sanremo is the longest single-day race on the pro calendar.
One of our favorite books about these races is "The Spring Classics" published by our friends at Velopress.
Even though today the tiny tunnel atop the Passo Turchino has been replaced with a modern, two-lane galleria, you can still get an idea of what it must have been like to emerge from the damp, gray skies of the Lombardy plains into the spring sunshine of Liguria all those years ago.
All this leads up to a blatant commercial sales pitch (it's OUR blog after all!),for the last two places available on our special itinerary to pay homage to this great race, June 22-29, 2015. Don't miss out!