23rd Milan-San Remo 1930 (Italy)


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian




Mara Sprints to Victory

Michele Mara

There was rain at the start in Milan, but that did not slow the 143 rider peloton. Following the "preme-sprints" (cash prizes awarded for sprints in the villages along the race route) across the plains of Lombardia, the peloton began to split over the climb of the Turchino Pass. Antonio Negrini took the "climbing-preme" at the summit and drove the pace downward toward the coast. A 14 rider group formed along the Italian Riviera as the weather turned sunny.

When the breakaway entered San Remo Bianchi's Michele Mara launched a great sprint to take the prestigious Milan-San Remo victory.

M-SR March 30, 1930
287 Km

1. Michele MARA (Ita) 9h43'00"

2. Pio Caimmi (Ita)

3. Domenico Piemontesi (Ita)

Starters: 143
Finishers: 77
Average Speed: 29.485 km/h

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