Epic days: Milan-San Remo 2013

Despite freezing conditions and heavy snowfall forcing this edition of the Classic to take a mid-race interval, over half the field still toughed it out to the finish - Words: Micky McMahon

Photo: Yuzuru Sunada

La Classicissima di Primavera (the Spring Classic) falls in mid-March and has, in its 108-year history, regularly fallen victim to bad weather.

At 298 kilometres long, Milan-San Remo is the longest one-day race in the calendar, meaning that when conditions are less than ideal riders must endure wind, rain or snow, for longer than they might usually be expected to.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.