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Milan-Sanremo Stats

Historical stats

– “La Primavera” was first raced in 1907, when Lucien Petit-Breton took the victory

– The inaugural edition had 33 riders at the start, only 14 of them completing the event

– Eddy Merckx holds the record for the most wins, seven, between 1966 and 1976

– The team with the most victories in the race is Bianchi – 17; first came in 1907, last one in 1974

– Italy leads the nations standings with 50 successes over the years, the last of which came in 2006

– Six-time winner of Milan-Sanremo, Costante Girardengo has the most podiums, 11

– Italian cyclists have taken the first three positions 34 times

– Youngest winner is Ugo Agostoni, 20 years and 252 days (1914); oldest one is Andrei Tchmil, 36 years and 57 days (1999)

– Wladimiro Panizza has the most starts in “La Primavera”, 18

– Four riders have won Milan-Sanremo while wearing the rainbow jersey: Alfredo Binda (1931), Eddy Merckx (1972, 1975), Felice Gimondi (1974) and Giuseppe Saronni (1983)

– The only winners from outside of Europe are Australia’s Matthew Goss and Simon Gerrans

– Sean Kelly is the last Grand Tour champion victorious in Milan-Sanremo (1992)

– Throughout history, the maximum distance of the race has never exceeded 298 kilometers

– The last year to witness a winner from a daylong breakaway was 1982, when Marc Gomez was part of a 20-man escape

– Gino Bartali holds the record for the biggest time span between the first and last victory: 11 years

– Poggio was introduced on the course in 1960, when Gastone Nencini was the first rider at the top of the climb

– Highest average speed was recorded in 1990: 45,806 km/h

– 1954 is the year in which the race was shown live on television for the first time

– Biggest gap between first and second came in 1910, when Eugene Christophe got to the line 61 minutes ahead of Giovanni Cocchi

– Milan-Sanremo is the only Monument which hasn’t been won three years in a row by the same rider

2016 stats

– 25 teams (18 World Tour and 7 Pro Continental) will be at the start of the race

– Of these, Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec, Bora-Argon 18, CCC Sprandi Polkowice, Giant-Alpecin, Lampre-Merida and Novo Nordisk are winless this season

– 30 nations will have at least one cyclist in the peloton, with Italy providing the most riders, 60

– Youngest rider in the race is Daniel Martinez (19 years), while oldest one is Davide Rebellin (44 years)

– Four former winners will line-up at the start: Fabian Cancellara, Mark Cavendish, Alexander Kristoff and Filippo Pozzato

– Julen Amezqueta, Fernando Gaviria, Mirco Maestri, Gregor Mühlberger and Lorenzo Rota are the five neo-pros to make their debut in a Monument at “La Primavera”

– Of the riders at the start, Matteo Tossato has the most participations: 17, including the one of this year

– The peloton of Milan-Sanremo has won a combined total of 4 Grand Tours, 23 Monuments, 8 world titles (road race+individual time trial) and more than 160 Grand Tour stages

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3 thoughts on “Milan-Sanremo Stats

  1. Foarte tare Tvetcov. Steagul Romaniei intr-o evadare intr-un monument…
    Jos palaria!

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