Bardiani-CSF announces today its selection for 108th Milano-Sanremo, the first Monument of the season and eighth UCI World Tour event, scheduled on Saturday, March 18. With the Tirreno-Adriatico experience almost over, team directors have resolved all the doubts.
Line up – Led by Stefano Zanatta and Roberto Reverberi, the eight men squad includes Simone Andreetta, Enrico Barbin, Nicola Boem, Mirco Maestri, Lorenzo Rota, Paolo Simion, Simone Velasco and Luca Wackermann.
Quote – “We have a clear target: taking the spotlight racing with the combative spirit showed at Tirreno” said Zanatta. “Milano-Sanremo is a very prestigious race and we have to honor it doing more than our best. It’s a unique showcase for our young riders and for our sport project. Our selection includes, of course, the riders having the best condition at the moment. I’m sure everyone will be super motivated to shine and leaving an evident mark on the race”.
Facts – Bardiani-CSF will have one debutant at Classicissima, Velasco, while Boem is the most expert with four participations. In 2016 edition Maestri shines being part of the breakaway caught by the peloton on Cipressa. In its palmares, the #GreenTeam has three top placements, all achieved by Colbrelli – 9th in 2016, 6th in 2014 and 12th in 2013. Average age of the team is 24 years old, Velasco the youngest (1995) and Boem the “oldest” (1989).