The Poggio will be ridden as normal during this year's Milan - San Remo, despite earlier fears the climb wouldn't be repaired in time.
In December, concerns were raised over the condition of the road following landslides on the climb, with authorities taking the decision to close the road due to the ground being unstable.
Reports later emerged of the mayor saying the total cost of the damage was €10 million, going on to tell officials in a meeting the race "could not be held".
This was because the expensive price tag would encourage local authorities to drag out the work, reported Belgian newspaper La Dernier Heure (opens in new tab).
However, these fears have not materialised as the roads have been made accessible again (opens in new tab).
Philippe Gilbert (Lotto-Soudal) and Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) have also apparently confirmed the roads are back to normal, saying they had ridden smoothly over the climb during recent training trips.
Gilbert will be looking to complete his set of Monuments with a Milan - San Remo win, but will face stiff competition in former Deceuninck - Quick-Step team-mate and reigning champion Julian Alaphilippe.
The Italian one-day race, which features nearly 300km of racing, is the first Monument of the season, beginning in the Italian city of Milan before heading south towards the coastal city of San Remo.
It's also not the only classic that has faced fears over changes to its roads. One cobbled sector in Paris-Roubaix was partially paved over, adding smoother sections on each kerb, much to the displeasure of Sep Vanmarcke.
The climb, Poddio di San Remo, is 3.7km-long and average 3.7 per cent, with a maximum gradient of eight per cent near its summit.
Starting with 9.2km to the finish, the ascent has been the kicking off point for a number of unforgettable victories, including the winning breakaway that set up Julian Alaphilippe in 2019 and Vincenzo Nibali’s solo dive the year before.
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