The eagerly awaited first Monument of the year sees a strong Italian flavour in our selection for the iconic race, as Giacomo Nizzolo and Enrico Gasparotto both earn starting spots.
The 110th edition of ‘La Primavera’ is 291km long with the renowned punchy climbs in the latter stages, the Cipressa and the Poggio, likely to once again play the decisive roles in who takes the victory.
Who to watch
The man from Milan has already made a big impact since he joined our team at the start of 2019. Despite off-season knee surgery he’s already won a stage at the Tour of Oman and snared two other top-5 stage finishes and will be eager to impress in front of his home fans.
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‘The Beast” has already found some early season speed, racing strongly at both the UAE Tour and at Tirreno-Adriatico, earning top-10 stages finishes in both. He’s a man who, should he make it to the final in the front group, will be well marked by his rivals.
He said it
“Milano-Sanremo is always a special race because at the start there are at least 50 riders who can play the game for the victory. It’s not a really hard race, if you take into account its profile, but after 290km every small hill can feel like a big, big climb. So we will try to spend the least energy as possible and be ready for those crucial final stages.” – Giacomo Nizzolo