Mark Cavendish's unique guide to Milan-San Remo: 'Easiest race to finish but hardest to win'

"It builds like an opera, faster and faster, more tense and more tense": 2009 winner Mark Cavendish guides you through Milan-San Remo

Mark Cavendish wins stage three of the 2018 Dubai Tour

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Mark Cavendish explained that Milan-San Remo may be 'easy' to finish, but that every one of the 291 kilometres in Saturday’s race are complicated.

Milan-San Remo winner in 2009, Cavendish talked to Cycling Weekly prior to the 2015 event to give his opinion on the race's different phases, from Lombardia to Liguria, and to give you a unique insight into Italy's classic.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.