Milan - San Remo hangs in balance after Poggio climb requires €10 million repair

The mayor has said the situation is so serious he thinks cancellation would be more likely than altering the route

Julian Alaphilippe leads the peloton up the Poggio at Milan - San Remo 2019 (Luca BettiniI/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

The first Monument of the 2020 season, Milan - San Remo, faces a route alteration or even cancellation as repairs to the famous Poggio climb continue.

The mayor of San Remo, Alberto Biancheri, has said heavy rainfall and landslides have caused €10 million worth of damage and repairs are still ongoing with only three months to go until the one-day race.

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