This year's route is harder than in years past, with more climbs added into the course as the peloton preps for the Tour de France.
Philippe Gilbert, winner of Liège-Bastogne-Liège in 2011, will skip the final Ardennes classic due to a broken finger.
Wednesday's Flèche Wallonne ends on the famed Mur de Huy, and the puncheurs of the peloton will be there fighting for a win.
Three-time Amstel champ Gilbert will race despite broken finger and controversy surround an altercation with a driver,
Former world champion Philippe Gilbert suffered a fractured finger after being attacked by a drunk driver during a training ride.
A handful of top riders have come close to Sanremo glory — Andrew Hood considers five favorites who've never broken through in Italy.
Illness has derailed Philippe Gilbert's Milano-Sanremo prep
The 2012 world champion has a respiratory infection and wants to rest up for Milano-Sanremo on March 19.
BMC's Philippe Gilbert proves fastest out of a select group of four riders, out-sprinting Alejandro Valverde.
The BMC Racing rider has some lofty goals for the remainder of his career, which he says could last for another decade.