Following the preventive actions taken against the spread of COVID-19 (better known as coronavirus), the Granfondo Milano Sanremo, initially scheduled for June 7th, 2020 had to be canceled this year and postponed to Sunday June 6th, 2021.
The Granfondo Milano Sanremo was supposed to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2020 but will now have to wait until June 6th, 2021 to blow the candles in company of 2,000 cyclists from all over Europe and the world: Australia, Brazil, Canada, United States, Malaysia ... The Granfondo Milano Sanremo was born in 1970 under the impulse of the Unione Cycloturistica de Sanremo and follows the same route as the Classica di Primavera, between Milan and Sanremo.
In addition to offering endless spectacular views, these 296 kilometers of road through Lombardy, the plains of Piedmont and the rugged coast of Ligure offer a daunting challenge to any cyclist and make the Granfondo Milano Sanremo one of the longest amateur races in the world.
Beyond the breathtaking course, the historic heritage of the race and the friendly atmosphere, the organization has everything planned, whether it’s the return shuttles to Milan or the partner hotels in Sanremo to extend your stay. So do not hesitate any longer and join us on June 6th, 2021 in Milan for a memorable Granfondo experience!
The Granfondo Milano Sanremo starts in Pieve Emanuele, in the Milanese suburbs and immediately heads south through the towns of Pavia, Voghera, Tortona before reaching Ovada and the first supply point after approximately 120 kilometers ridden.
The route then heads towards the coast through the natural parks of Capanne di Marcarolo and Beigua to reach Voltri, near Genoa. Once on the coast, there will be approximately 150 kilometers left to Sanremo. Cyclists will pass by Arenzano, Varazze, Albisola, Savona, then Spotorno where a second supply will be offered. They will then continue to Noli, Finale Ligure, Loano, Albenga, Alassio, Andora. A last water refill will be distributed in Capo Berta before tackling the final 40 kilometers via Imperia, Riva Ligure and the ascent of Poggio di Sanremo to reach the finish line located in front of the Palafiori di Sanremo.
Saturday June 5th, 2021:
- 10AM – 12:30PM: Race kit retrieval and check-in
- 2:30PM – 7PM: Race kit retrieval and check-in
Sunday June 6th, 2021:
- 7AM: Start of the Granfondo Milano Sanremo
- 2:45PM: Pasta Party at the arrival
- 5PM: Awards ceremony
- 8:30PM: Departure of the first shuttle back to Milan
Monday June 7th, 2021:
- 11AM: Departure of the second and last shuttle back to Milan