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Milan-Sanremo: The Classic Photo Gallery

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PeloPics: The re-scheduled Milan-Sanremo is this Saturday, so here is a ‘Best Of’ Sanremo photo gallery. It was a tough job sifting through the Cor Vos collection, but these pics stood 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 ©2008The start in Milano – the Duomo makes 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 BodrogiFrom the city to the coast – Olano, Martin, Kivilev and Bodrogi get to the Mediterranean first

Eddy Merckx Milano-Sanremo. Foto Cor VosSeven time winner Eddy Merckx on via Roma in San Remo.

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 ©2012Marc 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 ©2007In 1983 Giuseppe 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 ©2008Hennie 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 ©2012Alexi Grewal epitomizing the idea of looking cool and relaxed while racing a bike – Sean Yates behind him far right.

Hoogvliet - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Milano - Sanremo - Steve Bauer and Steven Rooks attacked together during the 1986 race - foto Cor Vos ©2012Steve 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 ©2012Greg 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 ©2012Kelly 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 ©2012Sean 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 ©2012Greg 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 ©2012Not many smiles in the peloton.

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

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

Milano-Sanremo: Fondriest en Jalabert zijn op de Poggio gedemareerd. Fondriest zal solo arriveren, foto Cor Vos ©2003On 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 wielrennenIn 1997 Eric Zabel took his first of four Sanremo wins while behind him it was carnage.

Milano-SanRemo: Michaelsen(TVM) Sciandri (wit shirt) Jalabert (Geel rechts). foto Cor Vos© 22-03-97 wielrennenMichaelsen (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 PantaniMilan-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 PoggioPaulo Bettini won in 2003 – Here he is attacking on the Poggio in 1998.

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

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

Milano-Sanremo, foto Cor Vos ©2002 Sfeerfoto op de top van de CipressaIf you’re not there on the Cipressa, you won’t be there on the Poggio…

Erik Zabel wint Milano-Sanremo, foto Cor Vos ©20012004 saw Eric Zabel take his last of four Sanremo wins.

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

Milano-Sanremo, foto Cor Vos ©2002 Mario CipolliniMario 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 ©2002Cipo 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 pelotonThe peloton hits the coast and the finish is not too far off.

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