Alaphilippe, Gilbert and Viviani to lead Quick-Step Floors' aspirations in Milano-Sanremo
Mar 14 2018 02:08 pm CET

Alaphilippe, Gilbert and Viviani to lead Quick-Step Floors' aspirations in Milano-Sanremo
Alaphilippe, Gilbert and Viviani to lead Quick-Step Floors' aspirations in Milano-Sanremo
Quick-Step Floors jersey ©Sigfrid Eggers

Quick-Step Floors will have several cards to play in Milano-Sanremo. Julian Alaphilippe, Philippe Gilbert and Elia Viviani all have ambitions for a good placement in the race.

The almost 300-kilometre long race will be wet and rainy, but the Belgian team is prepared to face it despite the absence of Fernando Gaviria, who was set to be one of the main men for the race.

After his third place in 2017, Alaphilippe will have the intentions of improving the result, while Philippe will start in the 45th monument of his career. Viviani will try to continue the good season he has been having so far.

"It’s always difficult to understand this race and predict what will happen because a win depends on a number of factors and can come after a multitude of scenarios, but one thing that’s certain is we are going there with a strong team and several cards to play," said Gilbert.

"I was a bit sick in Tirreno-Adriatico, but I’m happy for finishing the race and adding some valuable kilometres under the belt before Sanremo. It’s one of the biggest classics of the year and we are ready for it, despite not having Fernando in the team. The confidence is there, the squad, as I said, is a solid one and doesn’t lack options, and we’ll just see what the race will bring."

Quick-Step Floors' complete roster for Milano-Sanremo (17th of March):

Julian Alaphilippe
Tim Declercq
Philippe Gilbert
Iljo Keisse
Maximiliano Richeze
Fabio Sabatini
Elia Viviani




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