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96th Milan - San Remo - PT

Italy, March 19, 2005


The race

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Live coverage and before the start

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  • That's my boy: Ernesto Colnago greets World Champion and ProTour leader Oscar Freire this morning in Milano's Piazza Sant'Ambrogio before the start of Milano-Sanremo
  • Walking tall Ale-Jet Petacchi heads towards his date with destiny on Via Roma
  • Chillin': Alessandro Petacchi Far From The Madding Crowd
  • Can the Lion roar again? Cipo and his race face head to sign-in at Milano-Sanremo
  • Raging Bull: Discovery Channel's Stijn Devolder is a big talent who seems to come out of nowhere when the racing gets hardest.
  • Dig Captain America! Davitamon-Lotto's Fred Rodriguez gets another shot at glory at Milano-Sanremo this year
  • MSR Joker Sergio Marinangeli says buongiorno to RAI-TV's Alessandra Di Stefano
  • Mr. Tricolore Italian Champ Cristian Moreni is one of the nicest guys in the peloton.
  • Stuey speaks
  • Ciao Americano: Guido Trenti (Quick.Step) tells the media that he and Tom Boonen are one dangerously dynamic duo for Milano-Sanremo
  • Perfect name for a bicycle racer: Marco Velo tells the TV lady how he and Petacchi are gonna whupass in Sanremo.

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  • The last 250 metres of Milano-Sanremo are dead straight along the famous Via Roma in the centre of San Remo, but are slightly uphill, therefore favouring power sprinters like Tom Boonen (if he makes it over the Cipressa/Poggio) or Oscar Freire, or 'jumpy' sprinters like Paolo Bettini or Allan Davis. It's an overcast day in San Remo, but expect the afterburners to be working overtime down the Via Roma!

Images by Marco Bardella