Friday, March 19, 2010

Favorites for 2010 Milan-San Remo

The 101st edition of Milan-Sanremo is tomorrow. For the 100 previous editions of the race the number of victories by Italians and foreigners stands at 50 each. Two hundred riders, representing 25 teams, will start hoping to write their names in the history books.

The Italian favorites are Petacchi, Pozzato, Cunego and Bennati. The foreign favorites are Boonen, Gilbert, Cancellara, Boasson Hagen and Freire. Outside favorites include the dueling Scarponi and Garzelli from the just concluded Tirreno-Adriatico, Visconti, Flecha, Farrar, Gerdemann and Cavendish (last year's winner who had health problems this year putting him behind schedule in his preparations). Lance Armstrong announced this morning that he will not start due to acute gastroenteritis.

Michele Dancelli will be present on the occasion of celebrating his 40th Milan-Sanremo anniversary victory from 1970. That year Dancelli was in a 200km escape and rode 70 km solo to victory.

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