Intermarché-Circus-Wanty will participate for the fourth time to Milano-Sanremo this Saturday. Loyal to its tradition, the Primavera presents a course of nearly 300 kilometer with its famous ‘Capi’, which give rise to its reputation of indecisive race.
The race will start at 10h10 from Abbiategrasso and exceptionally not from the heart of the metropolitan city this time, in the direction of the Ligurian coast via the Passo del Turchino, the first difficulty halfway through the race.
The 50 last kilometers contain the Capo Mele, the Capo Cervo and the Capo Berta before the final over the Cipressa (5.6km at 4.1%) and the Poggio di Sanremo (3.7km at 3.7%). From the top of this last difficulty, there are only a little more than 5 kilometer to cover to the finish in the Via Roma.
Last year, Biniam Girmay obtained the best result ever for Intermarché-Circus-Wanty in his first participation, by crossing the line eleven seconds after winner Matej Mohoric in twelfth place.
The 22 year old Eritrean rider will lead the selection alongside Lorenzo Rota, who was also present in last year’s final with a nineteenth place. A known name on the start list of Milano-Sanremo, Niccolò Bonifazio, participated seven times with one fifth place in 2015.
Another rider who played a role in the final of the Primavera is Mike Teunissen, who took eighteenth place in his only participation in 2019, working for Wout Van Aert. Sven Erik Bystrøm will participate to Milano-Sanremo for the sixth time, the fourteenth Monument of his career.
Aimé De Gendt and Loïc Vliegen, who made the colors of the team shine in the summer edition of 2020, complete the selection directed by Aike Visbeek, Valerio Piva and Ioannis Tamouridis.