One of Tinkoff-Saxo's hope for the Classics, Matti Breschel, is still suffering from a horrific crash in Oman and therefore will not compete in Milan-San Remo. On Saturday, the team announced that Matteo Tosatto is also injured and will also have to sit out.
Tinkoff-Saxo Team Doctor Piet de Moer explained Tosatto's condition. "Matteo has a lot of pain in his cervical spine. This pain goes all the way to his left arm. On an MRI-scan, they found pressure from the discs on the nerves, which is the reason for the pain he's feeling."
"In other words, Matteo has suffered a herniated disc. He will see a specialist later today to decide the treatment. But I don't think it's realistic for him to do any races for at least a week," said de Moer.
Tosatto most recently finished Tirreno-Adriatico, where he supported teammate and overall winner, Alberto Contador.
Nikolay Trusov will replace Tosatto in tomorrow's Milan-San Remo.