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Someone on here must have done it. Would appreciate any thoughts about it as I would be extend my trip by a few days to do it.
Thanks in advance
I think it's useful when an event has an early climb to spread everyone out a bit and then the groups are more homogenous in ability, goals, etc. There are other events in Ligura that time of year that I'd chose over that one.
I agree on what being said by the other members. It's à hell of à fast race and up until the first climb (Turchino) speeds won't drop below 45k/hr. It's until this point where the course is rather boring due to the course! After that the peloton is starting to fall apart. Depending of hoe your food/drink supply is, you'll have to stop for à refill. The first riders Will get their drinks from teamcars or motors (yes it's à true italien race). What follows is over 50k's of slight up/down going roads next to the see. Make sure you won't kill yourself in this section. The final 75km are bringing you up and over the so called "capo's" followed by the famous Cipressa and Poggio.
The entire course is being controled by police and organisation. Be aware that when you fall out of one of the (mostly) two peleton's you have to be carefull with traffic.
Although it's organised in June I didn't have à dry edition yet.
It's à cool event but the name is bigger than the course is stunning. Yet it's à Nice race for on your 'done it' list.
Good luck and Please feel free to contact or question me'
'RCS Sport also announced that a mass participation sportif event called La Sanremo that starts and finishes in the Italian holiday resort. The event will re-trace much of the finale of the Milan-San Remo route before finishing at the same point as the race. Entries and more information can be found at www.lasanremo.it from October 24. Entries open on October 31.'
In the past few years in Italy the organizers are realizing that they can ask crazy money for the granfondo entry fees and so they are ever eager to make new ones, even make them double like what it's happening in Rome (there was already a granfondo but another organizing group is suing the 1st cause they wanna have their own granfondo in Rome by being backed from some local politicians).
- It's a no holds barred Italian amateur race, not a sportive
- Pace is rapid. Unlike the pros who race at the half way mark, this is from the word go.
- The course will murder anyone under 60 kg
- The riders are ALL released at the same time, making it a large peloton from the gun (suggest you go to the front to stay out of trouble)
- If you're a strong rider, you'll be big ringing it up most of the climbs
- Nutrition and fluid is important. If you stop at a feed you'll lose the wheel of the bunch and definitely won't be able to chase back on
- Key thing is stay in the bunch for at least 200km until you get to the coast (then it thins out)
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