Andrea Vendrame: "A special race for an Italian rider "
"I am very motivated to run Milano - Sanremo. It is a very special race for an Italian rider . I like the profile and it suits my qualities. You have to be able to pass the difficulties at the end of the course and have a good speed. The distance is impressive (293 kilometers) but it's the same for everyone and we'll all have sore legs at the end. I finished 11th in my first participation in 2020. The personal goal is to improve on that result, but I will see what we decide to do with the team. I hope the condition will be good to make a result."[/su_quote]
Greg Van Avermaet will start Milano - Sanremo for the fifteenth consecutive time. He has always finished the race since 2008 and has had three top 10 finishes: 5th in 2016, 8th in 2020 and 9th in 2011.
Oliver Naesen and Michaël Schär packages
Oliver Naesen, insufficiently recovered from the flu that forced him to abandon Paris-Nice during the 7th stage, will not participate in Milano - Sanremo of which he took second place in 2019. Michaël Schär, ill, will not take the start of Milano - Sanremo either.
They are replaced by Larry Warbasse and Mikael Cherel.