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63rd Milan-San Remo 1972 (Italy)

By Barry Boyce CyclingRevealed Historian

The Year of Eddy Merckx

SPECIAL NOTE: Merckx in 1972: Milan-San Remo, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, La Flèche Wallone, Giro d'Italia (with 3 stage wins), Tour de France (Yellow Jersey, Green Points Jersey, with 6 stage wins), Giro del Piemonte, Trofeo Baracchi, Giro di Lombardia.

The riders had warm sunshiny day along the Mediterranean coast for the1975 Milan-San Remo.

The great Eddy Merckx was entering the 1972 racing season wearing the World Championship “Rainbow Jersey”. Attacking on the Poggio Merckx was untouchable. The Cannibal wildly descended into San Remo and rode down the “Via Roma” alone to claim a 9 second victory. Italian Gianni Motta won the field sprint for second place.

M-SR March 19, 1972
288 Km

1. Eddy MERCKX (Bel) 6h33'32"

2. Gianni Motta (Ita) +9"

3. Marino Basso (Ita)

Starters: 178

Finishers: 90

Average Speed: 43.909 km/h

M-SR 1971

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