The pack rides along the coastline near Varigotti, Liguria, during the Milan-San Remo one-day classic cycling race between Milan and San Remo, northern Italy. (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images)

Milan – San Remo

One of the most exciting and prestigious races of the season, Milan-San Remo is the first Monument of the year. Milan–San Remo, also called “The Spring classic” or “La Classicissima”, is an annual road cycling race between Milan and Sanremo, in Northwest Italy. With a distance of 298 km it is the longest professional one-day race in modern cycling.