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66th Milan-San Remo 1975 (Italy)

By Barry Boyce CyclingRevealed Historian

Eddy Merckx Wins 6th M-SR!!!

The 1975 Milan-San Remo was run under sunshine along the Mediterranean coast.

The race was decided on a very aggressive climb of the famous Poggio. Four riders escaped on the 3 km run-in to the finish. World Champion Eddy Merckx chased hard off the descent of the Poggio to re-connect with the leaders. The lead group was now six.

Belgian Eddy Merckx lead the group onto the “Via Roma” with Italian Francesco Moser glued to his wheel. A huge sprint by Merckx “put paid” on the race. Eddy “the Cannibal” Merckx crossed the finish line a half-bike length ahead of Moser to gain his 6th Milan-San Remo victory.

*Race profile courtesy of Internet site: www.econ-outlook.com.au/tom/cycling/palmares.html

M-SR March 19, 1975
288 Km

1. Eddy MERCKX (Bel) 7h40'26"

2. Francesco Moser (Ita)

3. Guy Sibille (Fra)

Starters: 184

Finishers: 92

Average Speed: 37.530 km/h

M-SR 1974

M-SR 1976

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