Thor Hushovd will be the team leader of Crédit Agricole on the upcoming Milano-Sanremo on Saturday, March 19. The "Primavera" had been one of the main goals for the Norwegian this early season, but he now fears that his current form will not be good enough for victory of the race. "He fell back in his preparations because of the 'flu about two weeks ago," said his directeur sportif Roger Legeay. "He might be a bit short compared to the best ones in Milano-Sanremo."
Hushovd will be supported for the final sprint by Julian Dean from New Zealand. French rider Geoffroy Lequatre is still in doubt over his participation as he pulled out of Tirreno-Adriatico on Sunday feeling pain in his ankle.
Crédit Agricole will line up the following riders in Milano-Sanremo:
Thor Hushovd, Laszlo Bodrogi, Julian Dean, Sébastien Hinault, Christophe Le Mevel, Geoffroy Lequatre, Andrey Kaschechkin and Bradley Wiggins.