18 March 2017

La Classicissima has started! Follow LIVE

The 108th edition of Milano-Sanremo, the first Monument Classic of the season, has started from piazza Castello at 9.45 and finishing in Via Roma after 291km, with 200 riders representing 25 teams.

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Defending champion Arnaud Démare (FDJ), former winners John Degenkolb (Trek – Segafredo), Alexander Kristoff (Team Katusha Alpecin), Simon Gerrans (Orica – Scott), Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data) and Filippo Pozzato (Wilier Triestina – Selle Italia) are among the big names on the start list released today (see attachment) along with Olympic Champion Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team), World Champion Peter Sagan (Bora – Hansgrohe), and the in-form sprinters Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors), Elia Viviani (Team Sky), Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis, Solutions Crédit), Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) and Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain – Merida).