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Milan to San-Remo

World Cup Photography

Milan, Italy, March 18, 2000

A pictorial history

Here are some historical pictures of Milan San Remo, courtesy of Roger Thomas. Click on each photo to enlarge.

1910: Snow on the Turchino. Only seven riders finished.
Lucien Petit-Breton (Fr), the winner of the first Milan-San Remo in 1907
Cyrille Van Hauwaert (Bel) winner of the 1908 race

1929: Alfredo Binda (It) builds a lead - he finished 8"30' in front
1913: Eventual winner Odile Defraye (Bel) looks back at the camera
1921: Costante Girardengo (It) towards his second of six wins

1939: Gino Bartali (It) breaks clear on the Capo Berta
1930: Michele Mara (It), far left, takes the sprint
1936: Outsider Angelo Varetti takes the victory on a cold, wet day

1949: the peloton crosses the Po river bridge
1946: Fausto Coppi attacks on the Turchino, to win by 14'00"
1948: Fausto Coppi attacks on the Capo Mele towards his 2nd win

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