The start of the two routes of the Granfondo San Remo – San Remo “La Classicissima” is scheduled for 9:00 am on 18 March in Corso Garibaldi.
The route will proceed immediately towards the west, following the highway, Statale Aurelia, for 14 km, substantially on the flat with some not very demanding climbs, up to the entrance of the Val Nervia valley. The following kilometers will take the cyclists first to Camporosso and then to Dolceacqua (one of the most attractive towns in all of western Liguria).
Upon reaching Isolabona (26 km) you turn right, passing over a bridge to head towards Apricale (28 km). The road will then begin to become steeper, until it reaches the village of Bajardo (40 km). However the slopes will not be impossible, and the road will also allow you to benefit from the warmth of the sun, thanks to the absence of shade and vegetation.
After Bajardo you will follow on for another 20 km, immersed in countryside inland, touching Vignai (48 km) and then descending into the Valle Argentina valley where the route meets the former Statale road 548 that leads, by way of a light but constant descent, to Arma di Taggia (70 km).
After reaching the coast again the two groups will divide. The participants of the long route (which will be described in a post that follows) will head towards the east, whereas those of the medium route will turn right towards San Remo. After 4 km from Aurelia you will come across the legendary crossroads of Poggio.
The finish will await the cyclists after 3 km of hairpin turns, with some sprains that have often marked the history of the Milan – San Remo race of the professionals.
All the information you need is available on the official website of the event.