Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali: two cycling legends of Italy. The rivalry between them is maybe the most famous sporting duel in history. It has been started during the World War II, and continued afterward.
Today’s historic photo of the day is – the finish of the 1966 Milan-San Remo. A Peugeot-BP-Michelin rider, only 20 years old Eddy Merckx sprints to win his first-ever classics victory. It was the start of Merckx’s run of seven “La Primavera” wins in 11 years.
Gerald Ciolek, German rider of South African MTN-Qhubeka won the first classic and monumental of the year, Milan-San Remo 2013, “la primavera”. It was the South African team’s first-ever WorldTour victory. Ciolek won the sprint against Peter Sagan of Cannondale, who finished second, and Fabian Cancellara of RadioShack-Leopard, who completed the podium.
Peter Sagan of Cannondale Pro Cycling Team (formerly Liquigas-Cannondale) has confirmed that Milan-San Remo, “The Primavera” will be the first goal of his 2013 season. The 22-year-old Slovakian won’t participate in Paris-Roubaix and the UCI Worlds in Florence. Before heading to Los Angeles for the Cannondale Pro Cycling Team official presentation on January 13, he …