Milan-San Remo provisional start list

Milan-San Remo. The first of cycling’s Monuments for the season. It’s coming soon. Until last year, this Italian race was contested on a Saturday allowing Australian viewers the opportunity to recover from a late night of TV viewing before returning to work on a Monday morning. The 105th edition, however, will be contested on Sunday 23 March. There were plans to add a climb to the conclusion of this one-day Classic for 2014 but that wasn’t possible and thus the route returns to the format used in 2007 when Oscar Freire won the second of his three titles.

 

Gerald Ciolek beats Fabian Cancellara and Peter Sagan in the 104th edition of Milan-San Remo. Photo: Yuzuru Sunada

Gerald Ciolek beats Fabian Cancellara and Peter Sagan in the 104th edition of Milan-San Remo.
Photo: Yuzuru Sunada

 

In Australia the race will be broadcast live on SBS and Eurosport.

This race has been won by Australians twice: Matt Goss in 2011 and Simon Gerrans in 2012.

Last year’s Milan-San Remo was severely affected by weather. Snow forced organisers to stop the peloton before the Passo del Turchino and transport the riders to the site of what effectively became a second start to an interrupted race. Baden Cooke explained that frozen day in an interview with RIDE the week afterwards. “I’d fallen off my bike into the bus and was freezing my tits off,” said Cooke. “The soigneurs had to undress me and as they started taking the gloves off and my hands felt the air they just went into sheer agony. I was almost in tears! Then, two hours later, I’m all fired up going, ‘Come on boys! Let’s go and get into it!’ And I just threw myself straight back into it again. It makes you wonder about your sanity.”

The organisers, RCS Sport, have released the provisional start list (below). There will be six former winners of Milan-San Remo in the line-up – Gerald Ciolek, Simon Gerrans*, Fabian Cancellara, Alessandro Petacchi, Mark Cavendish and Filippo Pozzato… but no Matt Goss. The Tasmanian is absent from the starting line-up but Michael Matthews takes up the role of sprinter at the Orica-GreenEdge team that has a two-pronged approach to the race. “Our objective is to put someone on the podium,” said DS, Matt White about the team’s original plans. “We’re bringing a team that is going to be very competitive. Simon [Gerrans] is moving along well, and we’ll be leaving him for the Poggio in case there are moves similar to when he won two years ago. The rest of the guys will be supporting Michael Matthews throughout the day.”

 

*Simon Gerrans was replaced by Brett Lancaster because of an illness a day before the race. Simon Clarke will now take extra responsibilities on Sunday.

 

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MTN MTN – QHUBEKA RSA
1 CIOLEK Gerald GER
2 GERDEMANN Linus GER
3 KONOVALOVAS Ignatas LTU
4 MEINTJES Louis RSA
5 SBARAGLI Kristian ITA
6 STAUFF Andreas GER
7 THOMSON Jay Robert RSA
8 VENTER Jaco RSA
D.S. ZEMKE Jens
ALM AG2R LA MONDIALE FRA
11 NOCENTINI Rinaldo ITA
12 APPOLLONIO Davide ITA
13 BOUET Maxime FRA
14 CHAINEL Steve FRA
15 DOMONT Axel FRA
16 GRETSCH Patrick GER
17 MONDORY Lloyd FRA
18 MONTAGUTI Matteo ITA
D.S. KASPUTIS Arturas
AND ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI ITA
21 PELLIZOTTI Franco ITA
22 BELLETTI Manuel ITA
23 FRAPPORTI Marco ITA
24 HOOGERLAND Johnny NED
25 RODRIGUEZ Jackson VEN
26 ROSA Diego ITA
27 ZILIOLI Gianfranco ITA
28 ZORDAN Andrea ITA
D.S. ELLENA Giovanni
AST ASTANA PRO TEAM KAZ
31 NIBALI Vincenzo ITA
32 BOZIC Borut SLO
33 GASPAROTTO Enrico ITA
34 GAVAZZI Francesco ITA
35 GRIVKO Andriy UKR
36 GUARDINI Andrea ITA
37 IGLINSKIY Maxim KAZ
38 LUTSENKO Alexey KAZ
D.S. MARTINELLI Giuseppe
BAR BARDIANI CSF ITA
41 BARBIN Enrico ITA
42 BATTAGLIN Enrico ITA
43 BOEM Nicola ITA
44 BONGIORNO Francesco Manuel ITA
45 CANOLA Marco ITA
46 COLBRELLI Sonny ITA
47 COLEDAN Marco ITA
48 PIRAZZI Stefano ITA
D.S. REVERBERI Roberto
BEL BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM NED
51 MOLLEMA Bauke NED
52 FLENS Rick NED
53 HIVERT Jonathan FRA
54 LEEZER Thomas NED
55 NORDHAUG Lars Petter NOR
56 TJALLINGII Maarten NED
57 VAN EMDEN Jos NED
58 WAGNER Robert GER
D.S. DEKKER Erik
BMC BMC RACING TEAM USA
61 GILBERT Philippe BEL
62 HUSHOVD Thor NOR
63 PHINNEY Taylor USA
64 QUINZIATO Manuel ITA
65 SCHÄR Michael SUI
66 VAN AVERMAET Greg BEL
67 VELITS Peter SVK
68 WYSS Danilo SUI
D.S. BALDATO Fabio
CAN CANNONDALE ITA
71 SAGAN Peter SVK
72 BODNAR Maciej POL
73 CARUSO Damiano ITA
74 DE MARCHI Alessandro ITA
75 GATTO Oscar ITA
76 MARCATO Marco ITA
77 MARANGONI Alan ITA
78 MOSER Moreno ITA
D.S. SCIREA Mario
FDJ FDJ.FR FRA
81 DEMARE Arnaud FRA
82 BONNET William FRA
83 BOUCHER David BEL
84 DELAGE Mickael FRA
85 LADAGNOUS Mathieu FRA
86 LE BON Johan FRA
87 OFFREDO Yoann FRA
88 VICHOT Arthur FRA
D.S. GAYANT Martial
GRS GARMIN-SHARP USA
91 BAUER Jack NZL
92 HAAS Nathan AUS
93 LANGEVELD Sebastian NED
94 MILLAR David GBR
95 NAVARDAUSKAS Ramunas LTU
96 SLAGTER Tom Jelte NED
97 VAN SUMMEREN Johan BEL
98 WEGMANN Fabian GER
D.S. WEGELIUS Charly
IAM IAM CYCLING SUI
101 CHAVANEL Sylvain FRA
102 DENIFL Stefan AUT
103 ELMIGER Martin SUI
104 HAUSSLER Heinrich AUS
105 HINAULT Sébastien FRA
106 LÖFKVIST Thomas SWE
107 PINEAU Jérome FRA
108 SARAMOTINS Aleksejs LAT
D.S. CARLSTROM Kjell
LAM LAMPRE-MERIDA ITA
111 POZZATO Filippo ITA
112 BONO Matteo ITA
113 CIMOLAI Davide ITA
114 FAVILLI Elia ITA
115 MODOLO Sacha ITA
116 MORI Manuele ITA
117 ULISSI Diego ITA
118 WACKERMANN Luca ITA
D.S. MAINI Orlando
LTB LOTTO-BELISOL BEL
121 GREIPEL André GER
122 BAK Lars Ytting DEN
123 GALLOPIN Tony FRA
124 HANSEN Adam AUS
125 LIGTHART Pim NED
126 ROELANDTS Jurgen BEL
127 SIEBERG Marcel GER
128 VANENDERT Jelle BEL
D.S. FRISON Herman
MOV MOVISTAR TEAM ESP
131 AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA Andrey CRC
132 LOBATO DEL VALLE Juan Jose ESP
133 MALORI Adriano ITA
134 QUINTANA Dayer COL
135 ROJAS GIL Jose Joaquin ESP
136 SANZ Enrique ESP
137 SUTTERLIN Jasha GER
138 VENTOSO Francisco Jose ESP
D.S. VICENTE GARCIA  Jose
OPQ OMEGA PHARMA-QUICKSTEP BEL
141 CAVENDISH Mark GBR
142 BAKELANDTS Jan BEL
143 KEISSE Iljo BEL
144 KWIATKOWSKI Michal POL
145 PETACCHI Alessandro ITA
146 RENSHAW Mark AUS
147 STYBAR Zdenek CZE
148 TRENTIN Matteo ITA
D.S. BRAMATI Davide
OGE ORICA-GREENEDGE AUS
151 LANCASTER Brett* AUS
152 CLARKE Simon AUS
153 DURBRIDGE Luke AUS
154 HAYMAN Mathew AUS
155 IMPEY Daryl RSA
156 KEUKELEIRE Jens BEL
157 MATTHEWS Michael AUS
158 TUFT Svein CAN
D.S. WHITE Matthew
EUC TEAM EUROPCAR FRA
161 ARASHIRO Yukiya JPN
162 COQUARD Bryan FRA
163 COUSIN Jerome FRA
164 HUREL Tony FRA
165 JEROME Vincent FRA
166 NAULLEAU Bryan FRA
167 PICHOT Alexandre FRA
168 THURAU Bjorn GER
D.S. ARNOULD Dominique
GIA TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO NED
171 DEGENKOLB John GER
172 CURVERS Roy NED
173 DE KORT Koen NED
174 DEVENYNS Dries BEL
175 GESCHKE Simon GER
176 JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt RSA
177 STAMSNIJDER Tom NED
178 TIMMER Albert NED
D.S. REEF Marc
KAT TEAM KATUSHA RUS
181 KRISTOFF Alexander NOR
182 BRUTT Pavel RUS
183 GUSEV Vladimir RUS
184 KOLOBNEV Alexandr RUS
185 KUCHYNSKI Aleksandr BLR
186 PAOLINI Luca ITA
187 SMUKULIS Gatis LAT
188 VICIOSO ARCOS Angel ESP
D.S. AZEVEDO Jose
TNE TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA GER
191 BARTA Jan CZE
192 BENEDETTI Cesare ITA
193 CAMANO ORTUZAR Iker ESP
194 DE LA CRUZ MELGAREJO David ESP
195 DEMPSTER Zakkari AUS
196 HUZARSKI Bartosz POL
197 ROWSELL Erick GBR
198 VOSS Paul GER
D.S. POITSCHKE Enrico
SKY TEAM SKY GBR
201 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald NOR
202 CATALDO Dario ITA
203 EISEL Bernhard AUT
204 KNEES Christian GER
205 PUCCIO Salvatore ITA
206 RASCH Gabriel NOR
207 SWIFT Ben GBR
208 THOMAS Geraint GBR
D.S. CIONI Dario
TCS TINKOFF SAXO RUS
211 BENNATI Daniele ITA
212 JUUL JENSEN Christopher DEN
213 KREUZIGER Roman CZE
214 KROON Karsten NED
215 MORKOV Michael DEN
216 ROCHE Nicholas IRL
217 SÖRENSEN Nicki DEN
218 TOSATTO Matteo ITA
D.S. GUIDI Fabrizio
TFR TREK FACTORY RACING USA
221 CANCELLARA Fabian SUI
222 ALAFACI Eugenio ITA
223 DIDIER Laurent LUX
224 FELLINE Fabio ITA
225 JUNGELS Bob LUX
226 POPOVIYCH Yaroslav UKR
227 RAST Grégory SUI
228 ROULSTON Hayden NZL
D.S. BAFFI Adriano
UHC UNITEDHEALTHCARE  USA
231 BAZZANA Alessandro ITA
232 DEMAAR Marc NED
233 EUSER Lucas USA
234 FÖRSTER Robert GER
235 FRATTINI Davide ITA
236 JONES Christopher USA
237 MAASKANT Martijn NED
238 REIJNEN Kiel USA
D.S. DAMIANI Roberto
YEL YELLOW FLUO ITA
241 ANDRIATO Rafael BRA
242 CHICCHI Francesco ITA
243 COLLI Daniele ITA
244 FAILLI Francesco ITA
245 FINETTO Mauro ITA
246 PONZI Simone ITA
247 RABOTTINI Matteo ITA
248 TABORRE Fabio ITA
D.S. SCINTO Luca

 

*Simon Gerrans was replaced by Brett Lancaster because of an illness a day before the race.

Author: rob@ride

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