The 1914 Milan-San Remo
Images from 1914

Date: Sunday 5 April 1914              
Starters: 72
Classified: 42

Distance: 286.5 km
Average speed: 24.822
Weather conditions: Rain at first becoming dry

The 1914 Sanremo saw riders from outside Europe participate for the first time. Above left (seated) 1907 Paris Robaix winner Georges Passerieu with the Australians Ivor "Snowy" Munroe, Charles Piercey and Donald Kirkham. All three Australian riders finished. Above right - the Atala team before the start

Above left to right - An early start for the eighth Milan San-Remo. Riders leave the Conca Fallata in wet conditions avoiding the tram lines. Centre - Bicycle check on the premises of La Gazzetta dello Sport. Right - Winner of the first Giro d'Italia Luigi Ganna and his team before the start

Climbing the Passo del Turchino - Henri Pellisier goes over in first position (inset picture eventual winner Agostoni)

Jean Alavoine and Ivor Munroe about to enter the tunnel at the summit of the Turchino

Left - Vincenzo Borgarello and Ugo Agostoni at Voltri. Right - Lorenzo Saccone and Ezio Corlaita chase

Lead group going through Albissola (left) and Finalpia (right)

Left - Marcello Sussio at Finalpia. Right - The finish on the Corso Cavallotti. A very poor quality image but the close finish between Ugo Agostoni and Carlo Galetti can be seen
Images © Lettura Sportiva

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