Milan, 14 April 1907.
It is 4:30 in the morning, and the first Milano‑Sanremo in history has just taken the start outside the Osteria della Conca Fallata, under a pouring rain.
Thirty-three riders set off to cover 281 km in the wind, cold and mud. Here is roughly how this epic race unfolded.
This was the first edition of what became known as “La Classicissima”.