Pleasant weather today in Milan-Sanremo. The sun was shining, hardly any wind. Ideal for the sprinters. And there were quite a few to start today - too much to mention. For the Belgians it was a question to be a tricky course of. “That's their only chance to win” was Eddy Planckaert.
The early flight was also early established. These ten riders –no Belgians were on the offensive: Fausto Masnada, Mirco Maestri, Alessandro Tonelli, Guy Sagiv, Luca Raggio, Sebastian Schönberger, Joonas Henttala, Andrea Peron, Charles Planet, and Umberto Poli. Their maximum gap was about ten minutes.