Landslides could see Poggio removed from 2020 Milan San Remo

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The mayor of Sanremo is trying to get funds for his city but if you look at the whole picture with the Aurelia interrupted in many parts because there are landslides everywhere is not something remote. Anyway I find hard to see the central government giving funds to fix the Aurelia when the whole region is collapsing and they have problems even to keep open fundamental infrastructures like highways and railways.
 
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The mayor of Sanremo is trying to get funds for his city but if you look at the whole picture with the Aurelia interrupted in many parts because there are landslides everywhere is not something remote. Anyway I find hard to see the central government giving funds to fix the Aurelia when the whole region is collapsing and they have problems even to keep open fundamental infrastructures like highways and railways.
I don't know where you're getting your info from but my dad drove all the way to San Lorenzo in the past few days and told me the Aurelia is open. Same goes for the Poggio. There's still work to do and the situation could get worse in case of heavy rains during winter but as things stand the race will take place 100%.
 
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I don't know where you're getting your info from but my dad drove all the way to San Lorenzo in the past few days and told me the Aurelia is open. Same goes for the Poggio. There's still work to do and the situation could get worse in case of heavy rains during winter but as things stand the race will take place 100%.
Are you Michael Valgren?

View: https://twitter.com/MichaelValgren/status/1213782034906275840
 
Currently the problems in Liguria are the highway and the roads in the inland, but I would say the Aurelia is not an issue at the moment. Could obviously get worse in case of torrential rain but the rainy season is over by now, so it's unlikely.
In any case, only something really close to the Apocalypse would stop the Sanremo being held.
 
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I don't know where you're getting your info from but my dad drove all the way to San Lorenzo in the past few days and told me the Aurelia is open. Same goes for the Poggio. There's still work to do and the situation could get worse in case of heavy rains during winter but as things stand the race will take place 100%.
Local media reports, just search "frana sull'Aurelia" and see how many different landslides there are all along the road. Last month was closed due to landslides also the road used as a descent from the Turchino.
 
In Finale Ligure they are going to start works on the Aurelia in some days and will last until easter.




Under monitoring is situation in Capo Noli where the road could be closed at any moment if the situation warrant.




But there are still a lot of problems, an article from early this week says "Aurelia puntellata di cantieri".

 
If Capo Noli will be closed means they have to use the Altopiano delle Manie like when was closed in 2008. If they couldn't use the Turchino because the traffic from the highway is still diverted on the "statale" very likely we'll see the Bric Berton like in 2002. To avoid Finale Ligure I don't have any idea.
 
Clearly Peter Sagan thinks the Poggio will be in this MSR 2020:
Sagan: “ want to better understand San Remo. I have already redone the Poggio three times”
Wow, very un-Sagan like to do a reconnaissance.

Clearly it's bugging him like hell that he still hasn't won it, as well it should.
 
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It annoys me he hasn’t won it. My favourite race and rider. Just once. Love the 2017 race. I will be on via Roma one day. I saw on Strava a few weeks ago. A rider had his photo taken with Sagan and another two bora riders. He’s clearly wanting this one ticked off. I think all his finishes remind me off the 2013 race. Just doesn’t happen for him.
 
"I don't know where those reports came from, I went to see the climb myself in training and it's absolutely fine," "I honestly don't know what they are talking about. There are no changes there at all."

This time, it's neither of Valgren's or SafeBet's fathers but Gilbert who throws all the negative reports into question.
 
Hang on... Valgren's father said the negative reports were exagarated?
SafeBet's father said the negative reports were exagarated?
Conclusion: SafeBet is Valgren! :p
Or my father has secret sons around the world that he never told me about.

Back on topic, situation is under control. The race will take place unless something catastrophic happens in the next few weeks.
 

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