And then the ultimate statement, of the 291 km, the longest of the classics was a lottery. Thus, the only two Swiss winners, Erich Mächler (1987) and Fabian Cancellara (2008) do not agree.

Both of them have won the race solo. “You have to be prepared for anything the race. And then the right decision”, says Fabian Cancellara (38). “It is probably the easiest of the classics,” said Erich Mächler (58) at the time. “But no race is more difficult to win.”

In today’s race to the cloves Paradise Sanremo the Swiss are no cords to tear. Four are at the Start. All are reported as a helper: Reto Hollenstein (33), Michael Schär (32), Stefan Küng (25) and Neoprofi Marc Hirschi (20).

291 kilometers of racing is Küng never dangers

your team will have different requirements. “With Arnaud Demaré, we have a clear Leader,” says Küng. “He has won in 2016 in Sanremo. For me, it is the first Start in Milan. And 291
kilometers of racing, I’ve never driven.”

The U-23 world champion Marc Hirschi (Team Sunweb) makes his first experience on a classic. Two weeks ago, has informed the Bernese, he’s back because of injured drivers to the Team.

Reto Hollenstein will travel with his Team, Katyusha (no real Leader) in a vacuum. And veteran Michael Schär curves for years for Greg Van Avermaet, the hump – but in the former, BMC-Team-lights, only the orange jerseys of the new Polish lender.