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    The 2018 edition of Milan-San Remo rolled out from the start in the shadows of the Castello Sforzesco under pouring rain, with the 174 riders wrapped up and hoping that the weather forecasts will prove accurate and that the sun will emerge before San Remo and the roads will be dry for the finale of the 294km race.

    The only non-starter was Loic Chetout (Cofidis), leaving the French team with just six riders. With Nacer Bouhanni not selected due to bronchitis, Christophe Laporte is the Cofidis team leader.

    Some riders signed on early and then quickly returned to the warmth of their team bus. Most emerged from their buses in the final minutes before the 9:50 rollout. That sparked chaos at the sign-on, with riders hiding under the television interview tent before climbing on stage.


    Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) was of few words as he prepared to ride with a cracked rib and little chance of victory, but ready to help his teammates.

    For Marcel Kittel (Katusha-Alpecin) the Milan start was something new as he prepared for his debut at La Primavera.

    "My first Milan-San Remo and in the rain, too. It's going to be a challenge for sure," Kittel said.

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As you may know club member and all round great lad Gert Gammelin is moving to New Zealand in January. To Give him a send off from the Wheelers we're having a social ride on the 18th December. This date coincides with the annual Holly Run so we're combining the two.
If you would like something to eat at The Countryman Bolam please let Steve Davies know as he usually sorts out this side of things. 09:30 start at the Gretna getting to The Countryman for 12:30
Hopefully we will have a good turnout for a guy who has well supported and represented the club many times during its recent history.