Peter Sagan goes into Sunday’s race as one of the big favourites, particularly given he’s come so close in recent years. Could 2014 be the year that the flamboyant Slovakian finally takes out Milan-San Remo?

Check out this great preview of the race written by Mikkel Conde, and click here for the startlist.

If you’re keen to watch the race, and you’re in Australia, check out SBS’s live coverage which starts at 12.30am AEDT on Monday morning. Check your local guides for live coverage options if you’re reading this from outside Australia. You can also follow the race on Twitter by using the hashtag #MSR.

In the meantime, check out the gallery of images we’ve pulled together, showing the long and beautiful history of this great race.

This is an updated version of a post we published ahead of last year’s race, now with photos of last year’s memorable edition which was won by Gerald Ciolek.