Milan - San Remo 2011

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    The first of the season's monument races. Being the longest professional one-day race, Milan – San Remo is an unusual test of endurance early in the season. It is won often not by the fastest sprinter, but one best prepared early. The Cipressa and Poggio have foiled many sprinters who could not stay with the front group.






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    Recent Winners 1990 Gianni Bugno (ITA) 1991 Claudio Chiappucci (ITA) Carrera jeans–Vagabond 1992 Sean Kelly (IRL) Lotus-Festina 1993 Maurizio Fondriest (ITA) Lampre-Polti 1994 Giorgio Furlan (ITA) Gewiss Ballan 1995 Laurent Jalabert (FRA) ONCE 1996 Gabriele Colombo (ITA) Gewiss Playbus 1997 Erik Zabel (GER) Team Telekom 1998 Erik Zabel (GER) Team Telekom 1999 Andrei Tchmil (BEL) Lotto-Mobistar 2000 Erik Zabel (GER) Team Telekom 2001 Erik Zabel (GER) Team Telekom 2002 Mario Cipollini (ITA) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo 2003 Paolo Bettini (ITA) Quick Step-Davitamon 2004 Óscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank 2005 Alessandro Petacchi (ITA) Fassa Bortolo 2006 Filippo Pozzato (ITA) Quick Step-Innergetic 2007 Óscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank 2008 Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Team CSC 2009 Mark Cavendish (GBR) Team Columbia-High Road 2010 Óscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank Milan - San Remo start list
    Rabobank Cycling Team 1 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa)
    2 Lars Boom (Ned)
    3 Michael Matthews (Aus)
    4 Rick Flens (Ned)
    5 Sebastiaan Langeveld (Ned)
    6 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned)
    7 Bram Tankink (Ned)
    8 Maarten Wijnants (Bel)

    Acqua & Sapone 11 Danilo Napolitano (Ita)
    12 Paolo Ciavatta (Ukn)
    13 Massimo Codol (Ita)
    14 Alessandro Donati (Ita)
    15 Ruggero Marzoli (Ita)
    16 Claudio Corioni (Ita)
    17 Simone Masciarelli (Ita)
    18 Fabio Taborre (Ita)

    AG2R La Mondiale 21 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita)
    22 Martin Elmiger (Swi)
    23 Sébastien Hinault (Fra)
    24 Biel Kadri (Fra)
    25 Sébastien Minard (Fra)
    26 Lloyd Mondory (Fra)
    27 Matteo Montaguti (Ita)
    28 Anthony Ravard (Fra)

    Androni Giocattoli 31 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa)
    32 Roberto Ferrari (Ita)
    33 Luca Barla (Ita)
    34 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita)
    35 Giairo Ermetti (Ita)
    36 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita)
    37 Luca Solari (Ita)
    38 Antonio Santoro (Ukn)

    BMC Racing Team 41 Alessandro Ballan (Ita)
    42 Marcus Burghardt (Ger)
    43 George Hincapie (USA)
    44 Danilo Wyss (Swi)
    45 Karsten Kroon (Ned)
    46 Ivan Santaromita (ITA)
    47 Michael Schär (Swi)
    48 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel)

    Colnago – CSF Inox 51 Sacha Modolo (Ukn)
    52 Manuel Belletti (Ita)
    53 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita)
    54 Stefano Pirazzi (Ukn)
    55 Simone Stortoni (Ita)
    56 Marco Frapporti (Ita)
    57 Andrea Pasqualon (Ita)
    58 Gianluca Brambilla (Ukn)

    Cofidis,Le Credit en Ligne 61 Leonardo Duque (Col)
    62 Kevin Ista (Bel)
    63 KEUKELEIRE Jens (Bel)
    64 Arnaud Labbe (Fra)
    65 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat)
    66 Nico Sijmens (Bel)
    67 Tristan Valentin (Fra)
    68 Romain Zingle (Bel)

    Euskaltel – Euskadi 71 Daniel Sesma (Spa)
    72 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa)
    73 Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa)
    74 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa)
    75 Ivan Murillo Velasco (Spa)
    76 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa)
    77 Amets Txurruka (Spa)
    78 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa)

    Farnese Vini – Neri Sottoli 81 Giovanni Visconti (Ita)
    82 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn)
    83 Francesco Failli (Ita)
    84 Oscar Gatto (Ita)
    85 Leonardo Giordani (Ita)
    86 Elia Favilli (Ita)
    87 Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita)
    88 Patrick Sinkewitz (Ger)

    FDJ 91 William Bonnet (Fra)
    92 Mickael Delage (Fra)
    93 Anthony Geslin (Fra)
    94 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra)
    95 Yoann Offredo (Fra)
    96 Dominique Rollin (Can)
    97 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus)
    98 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra)

    Geox-TMC 101 Matthias Brändle (Aut)
    102 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa)
    103 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa)
    104 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa)
    105 Marko Kump (Slo)
    106 RATTO Daniele (Ita)
    107 Tomas Alberio (Ukn)
    108 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita)

    HTC-Highroad 111 Mark Cavendish (GBr)
    112 Michael Albasini (Swi)
    113 Lars Ytting Bak (Den)
    114 Bernhard Eisel (Aut)
    115 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus)
    116 Mark Renshaw (Aus)
    117 Bert Grabsch (Ger)
    118 Peter Velits (Svk)

    Katusha Team 121 Filippo Pozzato (Ita)
    122 Leif Hoste (Bel)
    123 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus)
    124 Vladimir Goussev (Rus)
    125 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus)
    126 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr)
    127 Luca Paolini (Ita)
    128 Vladimir Isiachev (Rus)

    Lampre – ISD 131 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita)
    132 Michele Scarponi (Ita)
    133 Grega Bole (Slo)
    134 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita)
    135 Danilo Hondo (Ger)
    136 Matteo Bono (Ita)
    137 Manuele Mori (Ita)
    138 Diego Ulissi (Ukn)

    Liquigas-Cannondale 141 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita)
    142 Peter Sagan (Svk)
    143 Valerio Agnoli (Ita)
    144 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita)
    145 Damiano Caruso (Ita)
    146 Mauro Finetto (Ita)
    147 Kristijan Koren (Slo)
    148 Alan Marangoni (Ita)

    Movistar Team 151 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita)
    152 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu)
    153 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr)
    154 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa)
    155 Branislau Samoilau (Blr)
    156 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa)
    157 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa)
    158 Andrei Amador Bipkazacova (Crc)

    Omega Pharma-Lotto 161 Philippe Gilbert (Bel)
    162 André Greipel (Ger)
    163 Adam Hansen (Aus)
    164 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel)
    165 Sebastian Lang (Ger)
    166 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa)
    167 Marcel Sieberg (Ger)
    168 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin)

    Pro Team Astana 171 Allan Davis (Aus)
    172 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita)
    173 Assan Bazayev (Kaz)
    174 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita)
    175 Andriy Grivko (Ukr)
    176 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz)
    177 Simon Clarke (Aus)
    178 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu)

    Quickstep Cycling Team 181 Tom Boonen (Bel)
    182 Marco Bandiera (Ita)
    183 Davide Malacarne (Ita)
    184 Francesco Reda (Ita)
    185 Niki Terpstra (Ned)
    186 Jérôme Pineau (Fra)
    187 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra)
    188 Kevin Van Impe (Bel)

    Saxo Bank Sungard 191 Baden Cooke (Aus)
    192 Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe)
    193 Juan José Haedo (Arg)
    194 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den)
    195 Michael Christiansen Morkov (Den)
    196 Nick Nuyens (Bel)
    197 David Tanner (Aus)
    198 Matteo Tosatto (Ita)

    Sky Procycling 201 Bradley Wiggins (GBr)
    202 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor)
    203 Geraint Thomas (GBr)
    204 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa)
    205 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor)
    206 Michael Rogers (Aus)
    207 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe)
    208 Ian Stannard (GBr)

    Team Garmin-Cervelo 211 Thor Hushovd (Nor)
    212 Tyler Farrar (USA)
    213 Heinrich Haussler (Ger)
    214 Roger Hammond (GBr)
    215 Andreas Klier (Ger)
    216 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu)
    217 Johan Van Summeren (Bel)
    218 Matthew Wilson (Aus)

    Team Leopard-Trek 221 Fabian Cancellara (Swi)
    222 Daniele Bennati (Ita)
    223 Wouter Weylandt (Bel)
    224 Linus Gerdemann (Ger)
    225 Fabian Wegmann (Ger)
    226 Anders Lund Den (Den)
    227 Stuart O'Grady (Aus)
    228 Robert Wagner (Ger)

    Team Radioshack 231 Robbie McEwen (Aus)
    232 Robert Hunter (RSA)
    233 Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por)
    234 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel)
    235 Grégory Rast (Swi)
    236 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra)
    237 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz)
    238 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr)

    Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 241 Borut Bozic (Slo)
    242 Thomas De Gendt (Bel)
    243 Björn Leukemans (Bel)
    244 Marco Marcato (Ita)
    245 Jens Mouris (Ned)
    246 Alberto Ongarato (Ita)
    247 Romain Feillu (Fra)
    248 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita)
     
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    This race can be won by several riders.

    Rabo's Freire, BCM's Ballan, HTC's Cavendish, Katushya's Pozzatto and Kolobnev, Lampre's Petacchi and Scarponi, Liqui's Nibali, Omega's Gilbert, Quickstep Boonen, Cervelo's Hushovd, Leopard-Trek Cancellara.
     
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    Goss earns Australia’s first Milan-San Remo win The 24-year-old HTC-Highroad rider outpowered a group of eight breakaways to claim a surprise victory in Italy’s biggest one-day race. Second behind the Tasmanian sprinter in the crash-marred, 298-km event was Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland, with Belgium’s Phillipe Gilbert in third. “After that sort of distance you’re never sure of how strong you’ll be in a sprint but I knew I had a good chance,” Goss told reporters. “I saw Fabian was coming up and I made sure I got to the line ahead of him. I’ve had a really good season so far, but actually to take a win like San Remo is just incredible.” Link: http://www.timeslive.co.za/sport/other/article977520.ece/Goss-earns-Australia-rsquo-s-first-Milan-San-Remo-win Gilbert left frustrated after aggressive Milan-San Remo Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) tried desperately to escape the grip of the sprinters at Milan-San Remo but paid for his aggressive riding in the finish and could only watch as Matt Goss (HTC-Highroad) and even Fabian Cancellara (Leopard Trek) came past him in sight of the finish line. He finished third but knew he had missed out on a great chance of winning. Link: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/gilbert-left-frustrated-after-aggressive-milan-san-remo Matthew Goss wins 2011 Milan-San Remo Matthew Goss (HTC-Highroad) won Milan-San Remo in a thrilling eight-up sprint on Saturday.Goss took the victory in the season’s first one-day monument ahead of 2008 champion Fabian Cancellara (Leopard Trek) and Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) after a late break by Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) came to naught in the final kilometers. “I didn’t expect to win,” Goss said. “I’m super happy with the ride today. I couldn’t ask for anything more; it was absolutely perfect.” Link: http://velonews.competitor.com/2011/03/news/matthew-gos-wins-2011-milan-san-remo_164489 Aussie rules at Milan-San Remo Matthew Goss became the first Australian to win Milan-San Remo when sprinting to victory in the opening Classic of the season. The HTC-Highroad rider battled into an elite front group of eight which broke clear in the closing stages and he pounced in the final 150 metres to edge out Fabian Cancellara (Leopard Trek), the winner of the 2008 race. Link: http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12040_6822853,00.html Matt Goss wins Milan San Remo on day of drama in La Classicissima Matt Goss of HTC-Highroad has won the 102nd edition of Milan-San Remo today, outsprinting Fabian Cancellara with Philippe Gilbert third in a finale contested by just eight riders, including other big names such as Vincenzo Nibali and Alessandro Ballan. x`The young Australian, who with his first Classic win caps a phenomenal start to the season with seven victories already, had been expected to assist Mark Cavendish as the Manxman sought to win back the title he had won by inches from Garmin-Cervelo’s Heinrich Haussler two years ago. Link: http://road.cc/content/news/33452-matt-goss-wins-milan-san-remo-day-drama-la-classicissima Cavendish happy for Goss's Milan-San Remo win Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) finished Milan-San Remo in the huge main group, 5:23 behind race winner and teammate Matt Goss, after being blocked behind the crash on the descent of Le Manie. Yet while the other riders were disappointed with the outcome of the race, Cavendish was genuinely happy for his teammate and occasional lead-out man. "He did a great job. I said he was going to be there and he was there alone. He's a legend," Cavendish said. Link: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/cavendish-happy-for-gosss-milan-san-remo-win Goss seizes his opportunity, wins Milan-San Remo Matt Goss burst out of a group of attackers to become the first Australian to win Milan-San Remo today in Italy. With Mark Cavendish caught behind a crash, Tasmanian Goss took leadership responsibilities for team HTC-Highroad. Goss responded to attacks by Vincenzo Nibali, Philippe Gilbert, Fabian Cancellara and Yoann Offredo after the Poggio climb to contest the sprint along the Italian seaside. He succeeded, first ahead of 2008 winner, Swiss Cancellara and Belgian Gilbert. Link: http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest/519705/goss-seizes-his-opportunity-wins-milan-san-remo.html Goss upstages the favourites in San Remo With his HTC-Highroad team-mate Mark Cavendish caught in the wrong part of the peloton, along with defending champion Oscar Freire and world champion Thor Hushovd, after a split on the descent of Le Manie, Goss proved the strongest of a group of eight riders who contested the final sprint on the Via Roma. Cancellara (Leopard-Trek) and Gilbert (Omega-Pharma Lotto) claimed second and third respectively, with Alessandro Ballan (BMC) and Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) the best-placed Italians in fourth and fifth. Link: http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/19032011/58/goss-upstages-favourites-san-remo.html Goss triumphs in Milan-San Remo Australian Matthew Goss recorded the biggest win of his career with victory at the head of an eight rider group in the Milan-San Remo race. The HTC-Highroad rider proved too strong for the winner of the 2008 race, world time trial champion Fabian Cancellara (Leopard Trek) who was second. The final step on the podium was filled by Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) as Goss continued his impressive run of form which has seen him finish second overall in the Tour Down Under and also take stage wins in the Tour of Oman and Paris-Nice. Link: http://www.rte.ie/sport/cycling/2011/0319/milansanremo.html Pozzato's pursuit of Gilbert proves costly at Milan-San Remo Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) explained that he viewed Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) as the danger man in the finale of Milan-San Remo and that his efforts to close down the Belgian’s dangerous move inside the final two kilometres meant that he had little left for the sprint. Link: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/pozzatos-pursuit-of-gilbert-proves-costly-at-milan-san-remo Goss struggling to take in Milan-San Remo success Matt Goss slumped to the ground a few seconds after winning Milan-San Remo, struggling to believe that he had won one of the big five monumental races in the sport. Later in the race winner's press conference, he was still struggling to understand that he had single-handedly taken on some of the biggest names in the sport and won Milan-San Remo. Link: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/goss-struggling-to-take-in-milan-san-remo-success Hushovd's Milan-San Remo wrecked by crash Garmin-Cervélo was potentially the strongest team in Milan-San Remo with Thor Hushovd, Tyler Farrar and Heinrich Haussler as possible winners. But the crash on the Le Manie climb, 90km from the finish, totally changed their three-card race strategy, leaving just Haussler with any chance of success. Link: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/hushovds-milan-san-remo-wrecked-by-crash

    Pre-Race News Garmin-Cervélo has three aces for Milan-San Remo With Thor Hushovd, Heinrich Haussler and Tyler Farrar as leaders and contenders for victory, Garmin-Cervélo team is arguably the strongest of the 25 teams that will line-up for Saturday's Milan-San Remo. Yet, as Mario Cipollini pointed out, that is also the team's dilemma. Do they ride aggressively and hope to distance the likes of Mark Cavendish or do they wait for the sprint and then ride for whoever is feeling strongest? Link: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/garmin-cervelo-has-three-aces-for-milan-san-remo McEwen's monumental chance McEwen can barely bring himself to say it. But the Queenslander knows tonight's Milan-San Remo classic might be his last chance to win one of the ''monuments'' in cycling. The 38-year-old Queenslander has achieved so much since turning professional in 1996. Among his victories are 12 stages on the Tour de France and three green points jerseys (one year, he wore it with a broken back), 12 stages of the Giro d'Italia, 14 stages on the Tour Down Under and five wins in the Paris-Brussels classic. Link: http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cycling/mcewens-monumental-chance-20110318-1c0gs.html Stuart O'Grady eyes Milan-San Remo O'Grady knows what it's like to have been to hell and back, as he prepares for today's Milan-San Remo, the Italian spring classic that is one of the sport's seven monuments. But back in 2007, he made the world sit up and take notice as he took out Paris-Roubaix, nicknamed “The Hell of the North”. The Queen of the Classics is a bone-jarring 265km race that takes riders from Compiegne on the outskirts of Paris to Roubaix in the north east of France. Link: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/sport/stuart-ogrady-eyes-milan-san-remo/story-e6frg7mf-1226024580260 The whisper is hot Goss may outgun Manx Missile in race to San Remo Matt Goss has to figure as one of the major favourites to win Milan–San Remo, say fellow Australians Heinrich Haussler and Robbie McEwen, who themselves are also considered contenders for the first major European classic tonight. Haussler (Garmin-Cervelo), who was second to Briton Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) in the 298km race in 2009 when he last raced it , was impressed by Goss's form in the Paris-Nice stage race that finished last Sunday and in which he won a stage and rode well in the hills. Link: http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cycling/the-whisper-is-hot-goss-may-outgun-manx-missile-in-race-to-san-remo-20110318-1c0ly.html Robbie McEwen: best ever Milan-Sanremo shape At 38 years of age and considering retirement at the end of the season, Robbie McEwen has probably his last ever chance to win Milan-Sanremo on Saturday. Fortunately for him, the Australian has said that he is in excellent shape, and is feeling optimistic heading into the 298 kilometre Classic. “I haven't felt this good on the bike probably ever going into San Remo,” he told the Sydney Morning Herald. Link: http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/7826/Robbie-McEwen-best-ever-Milan-Sanremo-shape.aspx Cancellara says repeat of 2008 Milan-San Remo attack will be difficult Fabian Cancellara (Leopard Trek) is pleased with his form after taking his first win of the season in the final stage of Tirreno-Adriatico, but he has admitted that a repeat of the late attack that saw him win Milan-San Remo in 2008 will be a tall order. “It will be hard to do the same thing,” Cancellara told L’Équipe. “My rivals are forewarned by now. And in any case, that kind of attack only works once every ten years.” Link: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/cancellara-says-repeat-of-2008-milan-san-remo-attack-will-be-difficult Riders to don white tape in Milan-San Remo to show anti-doping unity Fans may notice a piece of white tape on the arms of riders at Milan-San Remo Saturday. In a release distributed Friday, the Association of Professional Cyclists said that riders would carry the tape as a symbol of unity over the anti-doping proposals made in the last week by the groups representing teams (AIGCP), doctors (AIMEC) and riders (CPA). Among those proposals were calls for four-year bans in the instance of confirmed, egregious doping. “Distributed to all riders at the start of Milan-San Remo will be white tape to be affixed to the arm or under the seat for to raise public awareness on the sensitive issue of sports justice, as well as a sign of adherence to the proposals made in recent days by the associations,” read the release. “We all say yes to fight against doping increasingly tightly and effectively, provided however that this does not ignore respect for the principles fundamentally underlying sports.” Link: http://velonews.competitor.com/2011/03/news/riders-to-don-white-tape-in-milan-san-remo-to-show-anti-doping-unity_164284 Petacchi confirms he will start Milan-San Remo Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-ISD) has confirmed that he will start Milan-San Remo in spite of suffering a recurrence of the asthmatic problems that have plagued his early-season preparation. The Italian suffered in the cold weather that hit Tirreno-Adriatico last weekend, putting his participation in La Classicissima in doubt. After training fully on Thursday, however, Petacchi confirmed that he will be on the start-line in Milan. Link: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/petacchi-confirms-he-will-start-milan-san-remo Cavendish: Milan-San Remo win ‘one of my favorite days of my life’ Mark Cavendish was focused Friday afternoon when he met the press ahead of Saturday’s Milan-San Remo. The 2009 winner of the season’s first one-day monument will share leadership duties for HTC-Highroad with the up-and-coming Matt Goss. “If there’s one thing that goes wrong in 300km, it’s going to take its toll later on,” said Cavendish. “Everything has to go right. In 2009 when I won, we had a team of eight riders and we used that team of eight riders throughout the whole race. I didn’t have one puncture, didn’t have anything go wrong and it just saves you compared to last year.” Link: http://velonews.competitor.com/2011/03/news/cavendish-milan-san-remo-win-one-of-my-favorite-days-of-my-life_164299 Matthews' San Remo start another stellar surprise Rabobank neo pro Michael Matthews is perhaps the biggest surprise inclusion of all Australian starters for Milan-San Remo; he'll be one of 12 aiming to continue the stellar start the nation has experienced so far in season 2011. Former mentor while the Canberra native was at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Shayne Bannan, said that while it was important not to get too carried away by expectations, the young sprinter's inclusion could only be viewed as a positive. Link: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/matthews-san-remo-start-another-stellar-surprise RadioShack's McEwen raring to go for Milan-San Remo If there's one race that's really captured the imagination of Robbie McEwen, it's Milan-San Remo, and following his absence last year while riding for Katusha the once-dominant sprinter makes a return to the race with Team RadioShack. The Australian's best result at La Classicissima was in 2007 where the then 34-year-old finished fourth in a bunch sprint behind Oscar Freire (Rabobank), compatriot Allan Davis (Discovery Channel) and Tom Boonen (Quickstep-Innergetic). Link: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/radioshacks-mcewen-raring-to-go-for-milan-san-remo
     
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    2010





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    The first person who tips the podium for the Milan - San Remo wins will win $150 worth of clothing. Entries after 50KM to go will not be eligible;



    1) Cavendish
    2) Haussler
    3) Matthews
     
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    1 - Mark Cavendish
    2 - Oscar Freire
    3 - Robbie McEwen
     
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    1) Cavendish
    2) Farrar
    3) Freire

    is what I'm tipping. What I'm hoping for is attack on Poggio containing Cancellara, Gilbert, Sagan, Pozzato, Boonen... I won't be surprised if Kolobnev tries something too.
     
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    Thanks for the post. I ended up watching the end of the race (it's still on actually) streamed to my laptop and I wouldn't have known about it without your reminder.
     
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    Damn...I should have posted my picks.

    Not that it matters now, but they were Goss, O'grady and Hushovd.
     
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    Aussie Aussie Aussie!! Oi Oi Oi!
     
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    Very entertaining race. Goss rode smart, knowing he's the strongest sprinter in the group. Others did what they could... Tried to fly away, but without success.
    Garmin - Cervelo super classics team didn't start according to expectations. They better come up with some special tactics for April, or could end like biggest spring failure.
    Great start of classics' season. I can't wait for cobbles.
     
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    Results - top 30 1 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad 6:51:10 2 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek 3 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 4 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 5 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha Team 6 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 7 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ 8 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:03 9 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:00:10 10 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek 0:00:12 11 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:27 12 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 13 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek 14 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 15 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 16 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ 17 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 18 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo 19 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 20 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 21 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard 22 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 23 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack 24 Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 25 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek 0:00:32 26 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:33 27 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:01:06 28 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:01:12 29 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 30 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 0:01:44
     
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    There are to many chiefs on that team. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif
     
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    Or not enough Indians.
    ... Or both.

    Something of that for sure is.
     
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    Garmin are the failure of the season so far. They win TDU and sack the director and over shadow the achievement, finish nowhere at paris -> nice, now an epic failure at MSR.
     
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    That is some result for Goss.

    I'll catch the highlights later - struggling to overcome a hangover after Ireland's rugby win over England at Lansdowne Road yesterday/img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif
    (met some very pleasant English rugby fans after the game. T'was a long night)
     
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    best part was Scarponi catching up the front group, closing alone a 1 minute deficit on the finale !
     
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    British Eurosport are showing extended highlights of MSR now.

    Scarponi ride was very impressive,vspa.
     
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    meaning San Remo ? or Paris ?
     
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