The biggest names in the world of cycling come together this weekend to race in the 2022 Milan – San Remo, and here we have our betting picks on the first Monument race of the new season.
The Milan – San Remo race is the Italian one-day showpiece cycling event of the year. The best riders on the planet turn up in Italy to ride in what is regarded as one of the most famous races in world cycling.
Last year the race was won by Jasper Stuyven. At the bottom of the Poggio descent, the Belgian broke away from an elite bunch of riders who had themselves broken away from the main peloton near the top of the climb.
With the likes of Caleb Ewan and then defending champion Wout Van Aert in the breakaway group, Stuyven decided his best chance of victory came in the form of a lone attack, rather than a group sprint.
It’s the spectacular run-in to the finish line that makes this six-hour race so appealing, and hopefully, it can again provide an equally exciting finish this Saturday.
How to bet on Milan – San Remo
The Milan – San Remo race, also known as La Classicissima, is the longest one-day cycling race on the UCI calendar.
It is a race that has something for everybody with the Poggio climb just before the end the ideal scene for a breakaway rider to foil the sprinters.
Although only 4km long, the Poggio has a gradient of 3.7%, which is steep enough to ensure breakaways are guaranteed.
Anybody that manages to evade the pack has a 7km ride into San Remo, part of which is taken up with the Poggio’s fast and curvy descent.
If the pack sticks together, at the end of approximately 6 hours in the saddle, we could be treated to a sprint finish down San Remo’s famous Via Roma shopping strip.
- Race; Milan – San Remo
- When; Saturday, March 19th, 2022
- Start; Milan, Italy
- Time; 4.50 am ET
- Distance; 298km
- Finish; San Remo
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The most popular bet is on the outright winner, but you can also bet on riders each way, or on riders to finish in the top three.
Milan – San Remo Betting
All of the big names were not present for the first one-day classic, the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. But they certainly are out in force here.
|2022 Milan – San Remo Betting Odds|
|Wout Van Aert||4.00||3.50|
|Soren Kragh Andersen||17.00||21.00|
Winner of the Omloop, and the current one-day specialist top rider in the world, Wout Van Aert is the 4.00 favourite in the latest cycling betting odds.
Van Aert won this race in 2020 and certainly has the form and pedigree to win here again.
He is narrowly ahead of Australia’s Caleb Ewan, who is 5.00 with the sportsbooks. Showing his cycling versatility and all-rounder skills, double Tour de France winner Tadej Pogacar is third in the betting at 6.50.
There is then a big gap to double and current road race world champion, Julian Alaphilippe, who is 15.00. The Frenchman also won this race in 2019.
Milan San Remo Picks
As well as cycling, we bring you free sports picks on a whole host of sports betting markets. But who do we think will win the Milan – San Remo. Or at the very least, who offers good value?
Tadej Pogacar has significantly shortened in the betting odds in recent weeks. Before his Strade Bianche victory and Tirreno–Adriatico stage win, Pogacar was 31.00. This form has seen his odds shoot into 6.50.
The problem is, does Pogacar represent value anymore? At 31.00, he certainly was. But at 6.50?
The one rider who is jumping out at me is Caleb Ewan. The Australian has finished second here twice recently, only losing out to individual breakaways on both occasions.
He is also in good form this season with three wins already to his name. With the experience of being in breakaways on the Poggio, and also twice seeing how lone breakaways beat him into second in 2018 and 2021, I feel the time is now for Caleb Ewan.
For my second pick, I’m going for Sonny Colbrelli. The Italian had an exceptional 2021, winning the European Road Race Championship and Paris-Roubaix, and already has a second place at the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad to his name this season. At 21.00, Colbrelli is well worth a small bet.