Virtually all of Belgian team Quick.Step's top riders are scheduled to ride Saturday's Milan-San Remo, with Paolo Bettini and Tom Boonen ably supported by Davide Bramati, Kevin Hulsmans, Cristian Moreni, Nick Nuyens, Bram Tankink and Guido Trenti, and the team directed by Serge Parsani.
Jean René Bernaudeau's Bouygues Telecom also fields a competitive line-up for La Primavera, with previous world champion Laurent Brochard, 2004 Tour de France hero Thomas Voeckler, and in-form rider Jérome Pineau riders of note in their seven-man line-up. The team shall be directed by Christophe Faudot.
Milan San Remo: March 19
Giovanni Bernaudeau, Laurent Brochard, Mathieu Claude, Anthony Geslin, Maryan Hary, Jérome Pineau, Franck Renier, Thomas Voeckler.
Directeur sportif: Christophe Faudot
Bouygues Telecom will also represent themselves at the Grand Prix Rudy Dahenens in Belgium on March 20 with a younger, less experienced team:
Grand Prix Rudy Dahenens: March 20
Sébastien Chavanel, Pierre Drancourt, Yohann Gêne, Christophe Kern, Frédéric Mainguenaud, Alexandre Naulleau, Anthony Ravard.
Directeur sportif: Dominique Arnould