The Cipressa climb from start to top in pictures - 21 March 2008

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Turn right off the via Aurelia just after San Lorenzo al Mare for the Cipressa climb - 5.8 Km to the top

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The start of the Cipressa

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Onto the Via Cipressa for the climb up to the Comune di Cipressa

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25 Km to go until the finish of the 2008 Milano Sanremo

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Start of hairpin bend about halfway up

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Looking back at the hairpin bend


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The Comune di Cipressa comes into view

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Top of Cipressa - now on the Via Matteotti. At the summit is the Chiesa della Visitazione (Church of the Visitation)

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The Chiesa della Visitazione was built in the eighteenth century

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Road narrows at top - the Piazza Milite Ignoto

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Rai Television motorcycle cameramen check out the Cipressa

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A welcome drink in the bar at the summit

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Start of the steep technical descent of the Cipressa on the Via Avvocato Michele Fossa

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