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Retro: Milan- Sanremo – The Classic Photo Gallery
PeloPics: Saturday sees the first 'Monument' of the season roll out of Milan in the direction of Sanremo, and so what better time for a 'Best Of' photo gallery. It was a tough job sifting through the Cor Vos collection, but these pics stuck out for different reasons. Enjoy!

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Hoogvliet - archive - archief - stock  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Milano - Sanremo - start bij de Duomo van Milano - foto Cor Vos ©2008
The start in Milano - the cathedral made the perfect backdrop


Sfeerfoto in Milano-Sanremo, foto Cor Vos ©
That break will not be out front for much longer


Milano-Sanremo, foto Cor Vos ©2002 Olano, Martin, Kivilev en Bodrogi
From the city to the coast - Olano, Martin, Kivilev and Bodrogi get to the Mediterranean first


Eddy Merckx Milano-Sanremo. Foto Cor Vos
Seven time winner Eddy Merckx


Alain Bondue en Marc Gomez in Milano-Sanremo. foto Cor Vos©
1982 saw a two man break go all they way to the finish - Alan Bondue crashed on the descent of the Poggio and Marc Gomez took the win


Hoogvliet - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Milano - Sanremo - Eddy Planckaert and Marc Sergeant attack the field at the 1982 edition of La classica di Primavera  - foto Cor Vos ©2012
Marc Sergeant and Eddy Planckaert were amongst the chasers


Hoogvliet  - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport  - Archief - Archive -  Jan Raas  - Milano - Sanremo met rechts Bert Oosterbosch - foto Cor Vos ©2007
In 1983 Giuseppi Saronni won solo 44 seconds ahead of Guido Bontempi and the peloton - TI-Raleigh worked hard for Jan Raas, but he finished 3rd


Hennie Kuiper en Teun van Vliet op de Poggio in Milano-Sanremo, foto Cor Vos ©
Hennie Kuiper and his teammate Tuen van Vliet broke away for Kuiper to win by 8 seconds


Hoogvliet - archive - archief - stock  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Hennie Kuiper (Verandalux) - Milano - Sanremo - foto Cor Vos ©2008
Kuiper - Solo winner in '85


Hoogvliet - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Milano - Sanremo - Olympic gold medalist Alexi Grewal epitomizing the idea of looking cool and relaxed while racing a bike  - foto Cor Vos ©2012
Alexi Grewal epitomizing the idea of looking cool and relaxed while racing a bike - Sean Yates behind him


Hoogvliet - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Milano - Sanremo -  Steve Bauer and Steven Rooks attacked together during the 1986 race - foto Cor Vos ©2012
Steve Bauer and Steven Rooks attacked together during the 1986 race


Hoogvliet - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Milano - Sanremo - Greg LeMond gives his earlier rendition of the look at the 1986 race  - foto Cor Vos ©2012
Greg Lemond sees Sean Kelly on his way - Lemond 2nd and Mario Beccia 3rd


Hoogvliet - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Milano - Sanremo - Sean Kelly winning the 1986 edition of the Milan-San Remo, his first Primavera  - foto Cor Vos ©2012
Kelly took the first of his two Sanremo wins


Hoogvliet - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Milano - Sanremo -  Sean Kelly looks tired on his day of glory in 1986. He would win the race a second time in 1992 - foto Cor Vos ©2012
Sean Kelly looks tired on his day of glory in 1986. He would win the race a second time in 1992


Erich Maechler wint Milano-Sanremo. foto Cor Vos©
Erich Maechler won 6 seconds ahead of Eric Vanderaerden and 8 on the peloton in 1997


Hoogvliet - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Milano - Sanremo -  Greg LeMond has a chat before the 1986 race. He would be second on the day, losing to Sean Kelly. - foto Cor Vos ©2012
Greg Lemond at the start in 1989


Hoogvliet - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Milano - Sanremo -  The peloton advances. Only a few smiles are left in the field - foto Cor Vos ©2012
Not many smiles in the peloton


Hoogvliet - archive - archief - stock  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Milano Sanremo - Laurent Fignon - foto Cor Vos © 2008
Laurent Fignon doubled in '88 and '89


Steven Rooks, Kelly en Alcala in Milano-Sanremo, foto Cor Vos ©1999
The PDM team of Kelly, Rooks and Alcala


Milano-Sanremo: Fondriest en Jalabert zijn op de Poggio gedemareerd. Fondriest zal solo arriveren, foto Cor Vos ©2003
On the Poggio, Italian Classics specialist Maurizio Fondriest broke clear, followed by Laurent Jalabert in 1995


Milano-Sanremo-wielrennen-Laurent Jalabert wint voor Maurizio Fondriest, foto Cor Vos ©
Jalabert had no problem in the sprint


Milano-SanRemo:Eric Zabel wint de Primavera. Jalabert, Sciandri, Museeuw en Michaelsen vallen.. foto Cor Vos© 22-03-97 wielrennen
In 1997 Eric Zabel took his first of four Sanremo wins - Behind him it was carnage


Milano-SanRemo: Michaelsen(TVM) Sciandri (wit shirt) Jalabert (Geel rechts). foto Cor Vos© 22-03-97 wielrennen
Michaelsen (TVM); Sciandri (FDJ) and Jalabert (ONCE) hit the tarmac


Milano-Sanremo/22-03-97: Erik Zabel. Vreugdetranen na zijn overwinning in de Primavera. foto Cor Vos©
It was all a bit much for the German


Milano-Sanremo, foto Cor Vos ©2002 Marco Pantani
Milan-Sanremo was probably not the race for Marco Pantani, but he was on the start line on a few occasions


Milano-Sanremo, foto Cor Vos ©2002 Paolo Bettini op de Poggio
Paulo Bettini won in 2003 - Here he is attacking on the Poggio in 1998


Michael Bartoli, Milano-Sanremo, foto Cor Vos ©1999
One of the classiest riders ever - Michele Bartoli in the World Cup leaders jersey in 1999


Milano-Sanremo, foto Cor Vos ©2001 Bettini, Wauters en Bartoli
Bettini, Wauters and Bartoli leading in 2001


Milano-Sanremo, foto Cor Vos ©2002 Sfeerfoto op de top van de Cipressa
The Cipressa can be decisive


Erik Zabel wint Milano-Sanremo, foto Cor Vos ©2001
2004 saw Eric Zabel take his last of four Sanremo wins


Milano-Sanremo, foto Cor Vos ©2001
One of the tunnels on the way to the coast


Milano-Sanremo, foto Cor Vos ©2002 Mario Cipollini
Mario Cipollini out-sprinted US champion Fred Rodriguez in 2002


Mario Cipollini slaapt met de cup na zijn zege in Milano-Sanremo, foto HB/Cor Vos ©2002
Cipo happy with his trophy



Zabel thought he had his fifth Sanremo win - Óscar Freire swooped under his victory salute for the first of his three wins


Milano-Sanremo, foto Cor Vos ©2002 Sfeerfoto peloton
The peloton hits the coast and the finish is not too far off

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