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72nd Milan-San Remo 1981 (Italy)

By Barry Boyce CyclingRevealed Historian

Fons de Wolf

The 1982 Milan–San Remo was blessed with good weather for the race.

Early breakaways were allowed to collect the premes along the “Plains of Lombardia” leading to a Passo di Turchino. Along the Mediterranean coast the racing began to speed up.

A large peloton of 59 riders hit the base of the Poggio, 6 kms from the finish, together. Italian champion Giuseppe Saronni pushed a hard pace at the front of the peloton. Aggressively Belgian Fons de Wolf attacked over the summit of the climb. Descending like a mad man he opened a gap.

De Wolf hit the “Via Roma” with an 11 second lead and crossed the finish line for the victory. Roger de Vlaeminck won the very close sprint for second place.


M-SR March 21, 1981
288 Km

1. Fons DE WOLF (Bel) 6h41'06"

2. Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel) +11"

3. Jacques Bossis (Fra)

Starters: 271

Finishers: 75

Average Speed: 43.081 km/h

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