Milan – San Remo first ran in 1907 and is the longest one day race. Lucien Petit-Breton won that year and proved it was physically possible to cycle 288km in a day. Here’s some history on the race. The race is known as the sprinters classic and Eddy Merckx won it 7 times. Two Brits have won, Tom Simpson and Mark Cavendish. Fingers crossed he can launch himself across the line first tomorrow. This is the official guide to the race.