The Barloworld team has announced its line-up for Milan - San Remo, March 18. Team leader and former world champion Igor Astarloa has already said this race is one of his season targets, and he will be supported by many of the riders currently taking part in Tirreno-Adriatico.
Despite Astarloa's current good form, manifest by his recent win in Milan-Turin and top five stage finishes in Tirreno-Adriatico, Barloworld directeur sportif Alberto Volpi recognises the team will have its work cut out in Milan - San Remo. "We're not short of both enthusiasm and determination even if we know we'll be up against the biggest teams in the peloton," Volpi said.
"Right from the start of the season we've known how to show ourselves in races and I'm sure we'll play our part on the road to San Remo. Courage and initiative are two of our best characteristics and that's why everybody has been impressed by what we've done so far this season."
The Barloworld team for Milan San Remo will comprise Igor Astarloa, Giosuè Bonomi, Gianpaolo Cheula, Mads Christensen, Enrico Degano, Alexander Efimkin, Mauro Facci and Hugo Sabido.