Michael Schär: "Making a contribution
"The Strade Bianche is above all the most beautiful finish of the season. It's a magnificent race that I love. I'm in good shape and I hope to be able to contribute to a good performance for the team.
I'll follow this up with Tirreno-Adriatico where we will have a team capable of playing its card for the general classification with Geoffrey Bouchard and Bob Jungels but also to win stages with Greg Van Avermaet and Benoît Cosnefroy who both showed a good general form last weekend.
I look forward to helping them and continuing to make progress as we head into the rest of the classics season."[/su_quote]
Greg van Avermaet will race the Strade Bianche for the twelfth time since 2010. He finished second in 2015 and 2017.
This will be his eleventh appearance at Tirreno-Adriatico, which he won in 2016.
Clément Berthet and Benoît Cosnefroy discover the Strade Bianche
Clément Berthet and Benoît Cosnefroy, third on Sunday of the Faun Drôme Classic, will compete for the first time in the Strade Bianche.
"I'm looking forward to this race that I've always loved watching on TV. I'll follow it up with Tirreno-Adriatico, which I will also discover. The form is good and I hope to be able to achieve great things", says Benoît Cosnefroy.