Back in 1986, Sean Kelly was in such a hurry that he’d win Milan San Remo and not even bother to wash his face before collecting the winners trophy. Kelly was peerless in the 1984 – 1986 period, as his world number one ranked confirmed.
Kelly renewed his rivalry with Greg Lemond in this race. Lemond was one of the last great all-rounders, capable of winning Grand Tours as well as getting grubby in a one-day classic. He was no mean sprinter as well, but on this day Kelly was too strong and having caught him and Mario Becca on the Poggio, was able to lead out and win the sprint comfortably.