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Milan-San Remo 2024: Date, location, history, how to watch and odds

Milan-San Remo is the one of the big 'Spring Classics' on the UCI World Tour calendar and takes place in mid-March every year.

As the name suggests, the race begins in Milan and ends in San Remo, with the field covering a total of 298km in one day.

Milan-San Remo is steeped in proud history and is the longest professional one-day cycling race of the modern era.

Here is all you need to know about Milan-San Remo.

WhatMilan-San Remo 2024
WhenSunday 17th March 2024
How to watchSBS
OddsMathieu van der Poel 5.00, Wout Van Aert 7.00, Filippo Ganna 10.00

What is Milan-San Remo?

Milan-San Remo is an annual road cycling race, and one of the five big ‘monuments’ on the cycling calendar.

Milan-San Remo is often referred to as the ‘Sprinters’ classic, due to the fact the route is pan flat, compared to the others, and usually ends with a bunch sprint finish.

The other monuments on the calendar are Tour of Flanders, Paris Roubaix, Leige-Bastogne-Liege and Giro di Lombardia.

Milan-San Remo is however the first monument of the season.

Milan-San Remo date

Milan-San Remo is the first of the five ‘monuments’ of the season and traditionally takes place within the first few weeks of March.

In 2024, Milan-San Remo will take place on Sunday 17th March, the week after another Italian ‘Spring Classic’ Strade Bianche.

Milan-San Remo location

As the name of the race suggests, it will begin in the Italian city of Milan and finish in San Remo in Northwest Italy.

It means the riders will need to cover 298km in a day, making it the longest professional one-day race on the calendar.

Milan-San Remo - how to watch

GCN+ hold worldwide rights for Milan-San Remo, which means Eurosport and Discovery+ are the places to head to for live coverage of the event.

How old is Milan-San Remo?

The first edition of Milan-San Remo was held in 1907 and was won by a French cyclist by the name of Lucien Petit-Breton.

Who has won Milan-San Remo?

The legendary Eddie Merckx dominated Milan-San Remo during his era, winning it a total of seven times between 1966 and 1976.

Costante Girardengo is another name associated to the race, after the Italian won it on six occasions.

Legends such as Gino Bartali and Fausto Coppi have also won Milan-San Remo on four and three occasions respectively.

In 2023 Mathieu van der Poel won Milan-San Remo.

Milan-San Remo odds

The usual suspects will all be in the hunt to win Milan-San Remo, but it will be no surprise if someone comes from left-field to take the win.

Matej Mohoric did just that in 2022, with Jasper Stuyven having also claimed a shock win the year before.

Mathieu van der Poel is the hot fancy 5.00 to win in 2024, while arch rival Wout Van Aert can be backed at 7.00.

Filippo Ganna will be on home soil and, after finishing runner-up in 2022, is priced at 10.00 to go one better.

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