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New seafront finish for 2008 Milan-San Remo

The finish of the Milan-San Remo on Saturday 22nd March has been moved from the via Roma due to the presence of construction work (see image below). It is also reported that local traders do not want the centre of San Remo shut down, especially as it will be a busy Easter weekend.

The via Roma was first used for the race finish in 1949 when Fausto Coppi won and it also saw all seven victories by Eddy Merckx.
The finish will now be held on the Lungomare Italo Calvino (piazalle Carlo Dapporto).

From the bottom of the Poggio the race will proceed along the corso Felice Cavallotti then via Fiume and onto the corso Orazio Raimondo. At the fountain, instead of entering the via Roma, the riders will feed left into the via Nino Bixio. Following a sharp left turn onto the Giardini Vittorio Veneto and a curve to the right it is a fairly straight run in of around 400m along the Lungomare Calvino and the new arrival of the piazzale Carlo Dapporto.

It is reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport that this new finish will be used for the next few years. The race distance will remain unchanged at 294 km.

View the new finish area here

Map showing new finish of Milano Sanremo
Image © La Gazzetta dello Sport
Italo Calvino (1923-1985), who lived in Sanremo for many years, was a journalist and one of Italy's greatest authors. In 2002 Sanremo Town Council decided to name the promenade that links the Porto Vecchio with the Passeggiata Imperatrice (formerly the Lungomare delle Nazioni) after Italo Calvino so as to testify the strong connection between the town and its most loved writer.

The finish area on the Via Roma showing the construction work that prevented it from being used in 2008
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