Nacer Bouhanni remains the home of the Primavera, where he spent the past three editions, each top-eight reed. That decided general boss Cédric Vasseur, in consultation with the top sprinter who still has heavy cough and Friday morning from Paris-Nice disappeared. Even more: he is driving Nokere Curonian – retiring winner – nor the Grand Prix de Denain Sunday, however, a thuiskoers for the Northern French professional continental team Cofidis.
If Bouhanni timely patched up, again he is on 19 march in the Tour of Catalonia. Friday follows a new medical check-up. Bouhanni’s locomotive Christophe Laporte is the sprinter with service at Cofidis.
First time for Kittel
Marcel Kittel state Saturday for the first time in his career at the start of Milan-Sanremo. The 29-year-old German is Tuesday included in the selection of his team Katusha-Alpecin.
Kittel wrote this season are already two stages in Tirreno-Adriatico on his name. Last year, when the sprinter still for Quick-Step Floors reed, he won five stages in the Tour de France.
With Rick Zabel, the son of Erik Zabel, another Katusha rider for his debut in Milan-Sanremo. Father Erik won the competition four times (1997, 1998, 2000 and 2001).