OPQS to Milano – Sanremo

Omega Pharma – Quick Step Cycling Team has announced the selection that will participate in Milano – Sanremo. The race covers 298km, which is the longest race on the calendar. Milano – Sanremo covers a route that includes crucial climbs on the Cipressa and the Poggio near the end of the race. The Cipressa, which is 5.65km in length and averages 4.1% with a max ramp of 9%, is at kilometer 275.9. The Poggio, at the 291.8km mark, is a distance of 3.7km, with an average gradient of 3.7% and a max ramp of 8 percent. The peloton will then descend into a flat and hectic finish by the coast.

“We have a good, strong team that can be competitive for each moment of the race,” said Sport Director Davide Bramati, who will lead OPQS from the team car with Wilfried Peeters. “We have riders good for the sprint, and also to be present in the main actions, such as on the Cipressa and the Poggio, or even in a final if it does not come down to a bunch finish. The team is in good condition and really motivated after a good result after Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico. We are ready to do a good race and to be protagonists.”

17.03Milano – Sanremo (ITA) WT
RidersTom Boonen (BEL)
Mark Cavendish (GBR)
Sylvain Chavanel (FRA)
Michal Kwiatkowski (POL)
Zdenek Stybar (CZE)
Niki Terpstra (NED)
Stijn Vandenbergh (BEL)
Martin Velits (SVK)
Sports DirectorDavide Bramati (ITA)
Wilfried Peeters (BEL)
Length298.0 km
Start10:10
Finish17:37

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