At almost 300km Milan-Sanremo is the longest single day race on the World Tour calendar; seven hours hard running from the industrial heartland of Northern Italy to the twisting coastline of the Italian Riviera.
Characterised by it's gruelling length, early season weather and, most often, by frenetic attacks and descents off the final Cipressa and Poggio climbs, for many riders winning 'La Primavera' would define a career.
The 2017 edition proved to be a slow-burn event, eventually coming to the boil as team after team applied slightly more pressure at the front. In the end it was Peter Sagan who lit the touch paper for the final explosion by jumping away from the labouring sprinters on the upper reaches of the Poggio. Only Michal Kwiatkowski and Julien Alaphillipe could stay with the current World Champion and, after the usual hair-raising descent into town, as the trio approached the line it looked to be Sagan's to lose.
But the effort to split the pack had taken it's toll on the Slovak, and it was Kwiatkowski who came out of Sagan's slipstream to pip the favourite on the line and produce the crackerjack finish the race deserved.
- Hahnemuhle giclée print
- Limited edition of 108, numbered, and signed on reverse
- Size A3 420x297mm, 11 3/4" x 16 1/2"