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Eat To Compete: Risotto Milanese-San Remo

Though Milan may be known primarily for its fashion, its cathedral and the great Milan-San Remo bike race, it is only slightly less well known for its creamy, golden, saffron-infused risotto. Though I typically do not like to repeat dishes and/or styles of dishes (barley risotto…), this dish is just too classically “Milanese” to overlook in conjunction with Milan-San Remo.

PEZ Photo Special: Milan San Remo

The sprinters' classic or the attackers' classic? Whatever the case the Primavera is a special race with amazing scenery, challenging late climbs and a magical suspense that builds throughout its 298kms. Let's take a look back at some special Milan-Sanremo photos from years gone past.

PEZ Goes Roadside In The Snow at MSR!

Our Italian roadside expert Alessandro has seen many Milan Sanremos but nothing could prepare him for the wild weather of the 2013 Primavera. Snow, ice and logistic changes en route - here's Ale's view from a very cold roadside at La Primavera.

Seeking SanRemo: The Duel To Via Roma!

Riding pro cycling’s roads of glory is something special, and can only be truly appreciated upon reflection of having turned your own pedals over the same tracks as our sports’ greatest heros. And as Nick O’Brien recounts a day on the slopes of the Poggio, it’s even sweeter when battling your own worthy adversary…

Sanremo Prep: Choose Your Weapon Wisely

Preview: The Milan-San Remo podium contenders split their preparation into two camps, those participating in Paris-Nice and those opting for Tirreno-Adriatico. PEZ examines these two races to determine which one is the best indicator for success in the sprinters’ classic.

Best of PEZ: Chasing La Primavera

Best of PEZ: If you ever get the chance to chase one of the spring's Monuments - whether it be Italy's Milano-Sanremo, Flanders's Ronde van Vlaanderen, France’s, scratch that, Flanders's Paris-Roubaix, or Wallonia's Liege-Bastogne-Liege - do yourself a favor: find a person who lives for that race, a person that looks forward to the next edition of the race the minute it ends each year. The opportunity to be taken behind the scenes and shown the race from the eyes of a local will change how you…

Roadside PEZ: Chasing Milan-Sanremo 2011

When the television tells the name of the winner the silence comes into the Poggio. The tifosi are very upset. Another year without an Italian winner. And most of the people are asking who this Goss is. They cannot believe that such a great race was won by such a 'small' name. The Poggio turns to the quietness in a moment, and I feel so strange now that everything is finished. The first thought is how far this passion has led me from home. The second one is the time I will need to get back. But…

La Primavera: Do We Really Need It?

This Saturday I have a meeting, a sort of rendez-vous coming back every year. It’s not just to chase a race, but something else. It’s a sort of life chasing through years, and people and facts and ghosts. With each year passing, the chase becomes more difficult. This Saturday it’s the Primavera day.