You want to call it " classic ", better "very classic", the famous Spring cycling race, with sweat on the pedals on the Riviera, this anus is another thing.
Of the Milan-Sanremo, only the glorious name and memories remain: the 2020 edition foresees the cutting of almost the entire Ligurian section.
Milan-Sanremo, only 40 km in Liguria
13 Municipalities, Savona and Loano in the lead, have denied the authorization to pass the caravan, the itinerary turns upside down. The race is already taking place on August 8th and not long before summer as was the tradition.
In addition, just forty of the 291 km of the original track are saved. The Milan-Sanremo passage in the Savonese area has been skipped.
After taking the position of the local mayors for the problems related to Covid and the road network which, in an area affected by a new Coronavirus cluster, asked for 600 stewards to ensure social distancing.
Request rejected by the race organization, RCS Sport / La Gazzetta dello Sport, which has decided to cut the route for the first time in history in the western Ligurian Riviera.
"No Turchino, no Riviera, no Capo Mele, Cervo and Berta: a nice cut of 127 km from Liguria – reports Pier Augisto Stagi on Il Giornale -".
Organizers disappointed, but do not rule out "attacks on Coppi"
Mauro Vegni is "disappointed" but is convinced that the new Milan-Sanremo route is "beautiful".
“For the Riviera – explains the Director of the Cycling Area of RCS Sport to ANSA – it is a missed opportunity, it would have been the ideal spot for the restart.
The new route is very interesting and tactically it can lead to surprises: with the Col di Nava just 60 kilometers from the finish, I do not rule out attacks from afar, to the Coppi, from ancient cycling ". (source Ansa)
Source: Blitz Quotidiano