Poggio climb has been repaired in time for Milan - San Remo 2020

Philippe Gilbert and Peter Sagan say they've ridden smoothly over the climb

Julian Alaphilippe attacks on the ascent of the Poggio during Milan - San Remo 2019 (Luca Bettini/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

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.

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