By spokesman | March 16, 2010
Lance Armstrong will ride in the one day classic bicycle race, the Milan-San Remo on Saturday March 20, 2010. The race will be televised by Universal Sports at 10 AM eastern time. Universal Sports is carried on many cable systems and is also broadcast by many NBC affiliates as a digital subchannel.
The Milan-San Remo race is known as “the Spring Classic” (”la classica di Primavera”) and is an annual race between Milan and San Remo. It is 298 km (185 miles) which makes it the longest of the one day classics. Although there are some climbs, there is usually time for the peloton to come together for a sprint finish. As a result, many sprinters have won this race. A great finish occurred in 2004 when Eric Zabel raised his arms in victory, only to lose to Oscar Freire because he raised his arms to early and Freire edged him out at the finish line.
Since it is early in the season, I expect Lance to use this race to test his conditioning and not to go for the win. However his idol Eddi Merckx won the race seven times in his career, so Lance would love to add a victory in the race to his resume. It would also send a message to Contador, who won the multi-day Paris-Nice this past week.
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