David Raven

Milan-San Remo to be re-routed due to landslide

Two people are injured due to rockfall on route of Milan-San Remo as organiser considers options for a detour

Milan-San Remo To Be Re-routed Due To Landslide


The roue of Milan-San Remo1 may have to be altered to bypass a large landslide that has blocked the road just after the Turchino climb.

Local media report2 that two parked cars were crushed by the falling rocks, and that two people were injured. Police and race organisers are working together to try and come up with a suitable detour for the race, which started in Milan this morning. There is a possibility that Turchino may be removed from the route, and that the riders may have to take a nine kilometre detour using a stretch of motorway.

News of the landslide on the #MSR3 course confirmed via race radio.

Peloton will have 9km diversion on motorway.

Cannondale Pro Team (@Ride_Argyle) March 19, 20164

Frana ad #Arenzano il giorno della #MilanoSanremo @Gazzetta_it @MundialStyle @SkySport @SW_SportWeek @Agenzia_Ansa pic.twitter.com/bL9PGhcPpm56789101112

Francesca Baraghini (@FraBaraghini) March 19, 201613



  1. ^ Milan-San Remo (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  2. ^ Local media report (www.genova24.it)
  3. ^ #MSR (twitter.com)
  4. ^ March 19, 2016 (twitter.com)
  5. ^ #Arenzano (twitter.com)
  6. ^ #MilanoSanremo (twitter.com)
  7. ^ @Gazzetta_it (twitter.com)
  8. ^ @MundialStyle (twitter.com)
  9. ^ @SkySport (twitter.com)
  10. ^ @SW_SportWeek (twitter.com)
  11. ^ @Agenzia_Ansa (twitter.com)
  12. ^ pic.twitter.com/bL9PGhcPpm (t.co)
  13. ^ March 19, 2016 (twitter.com)

Watch: Peter Sagan’s amazing descent of the Col de Manse

Peter Sagan used all of his remarkable bike handling skills to bomb down the Col de Manse on stage 16 of the Tour de France

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It may have been another second place finish from Peter Sagan, but the Slovak certainly gave his best effort to catch winner Ruben Plaza1 on the descent of the Col de Manse.

The speedy downhill section is notoriously difficult2, with a number of famous Tour moments coming on its twisting corners.

Indeed, on the corner where Lance Armstrong was forced to ride across a field after Joseba Beloki crashed Sagan had his hairiest moment, almost clipping the toes of Cycling Weekly s Dr Hutch3 as he took the corner wide.

Watch: Peter Sagan’s Amazing Descent Of The Col De Manse

  • November 4, 2014

Peter Sagan, Fabian Cancellara, Vincenzo Nibali and, um, Michael Rasmussen show you how to drop like a stone down a More 4

Other than that one slip, Sagan was at his remarkable best as he bombed down the road, using all of his mountain biking experience to get to the bottom as quickly as possible.

Unfortunately, the Tinkoff-Saxo rider was just too far behind Plaza to beat the Spaniard to the line, but nevertheless he was happy with his fifth second-place finish5 of this Tour de France.

Watch highlights from stage 16 of the Tour de France


  1. ^ Chris Froome safely retains Tour de France lead after tricky stage 16 (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  2. ^ Why the Col de Manse could be decisive on today s Tour stage (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  3. ^ Dr.

    Hutch: It s getting harder to suffer on a bike (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)

  4. ^ More (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  5. ^ Peter Sagan s mysterious Tour de France chest-thumping explained (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)

How to avoid a holiday from hell: 10 simple tips to stay out of trouble …

Shocking figures show over 17,000 Brits have ended up in A&E while on holiday1 in the last five years.

But it’s not just through sunburn – many suffered illnesses, were victims of crime2 or ended up in a booze-related accident.

Fortunately many of the reasons that turn our dream holidays into nightmare ones are easily prevented.

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Simple advice to have a better time abroad includes remembering suncream and being sensible.

So we’ve published a top 10 tips list to keep you out of trouble.

There’s even a map that offers advice depending on your destination, courtesy of Simpson Millar solicitors.

How To Avoid A <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday From Hell: 10 Simple Tips To Stay Out Of Trouble ... Wise words: Advice while holidaying abroad varies from country to country

Top 10 travel tips

  • Pack a carbon monoxide detector in your case as many tourists find themselves suffering from CO2 gas poisoning every year when they go on holiday.
  • Take a mixture of currency and cards in case either is lost or stolen.
  • Check your insurance policy covers water parks and water sports such as jet skiing or camel rides as often they are exempt as “hazardous activities”.
  • Check the Foreign Office website before you go away to see the latest advice on the country you are travelling to.
  • Avoid eating from a buffets where the food is barely lukewarm and to watch the food trays as some of them may have been out for long periods and be harbour bacteria.
  • Also keep an eye on the chefs to ensure they are carrying out basic hygiene practices and appear clean.
  • Fruit may not always be the best option as it may have been washed in contaminated water.
  • Vegetables may have been grown in fields contaminated by sewage.

    So wash any fruit in bottled mineral water if possible.

  • Check the pool is clean and that the water is clear and there is no algae or debris – if you have any doubts avoid it until you are satisfied it has been treated.
  • Look around the dining areas for animals or insects including birds and stray cats.

    These can harbour disease which humans can catch.

  • Make sure you run the taps on your shower and bath for ten minutes when you arrive in your room with the doors open as they may be harbouring potentially deadly legionnaires disease.
  • Keep an eye on kids at the start and end of the Discount Holidays © holiday when they are in the pool as these are the days when accidents are most likely to occur.

Travel lawyer Nick Harris, of Simpson Millar solicitors, said: “As soon as we unpack that bag and lie down on the sun lounger we forget all the rules we follow when at home.

Most accidents occur because people let their guard down and act in a way they wouldn t normally.

When something happens it can have very serious consequences and can be life changing.

At best it can mean a ruined Discount Holidays © holiday and at worst it can affect the rest of that person s life.


  1. ^ on holiday (www.mirror.co.uk)
  2. ^ crime (www.mirror.co.uk)