The Belgian Quick Step team has announced the lineup for the all-important Milano-Sanremo race. Besides the obvious choices of Tom Boonen and Paolo Bettini, there will be recent Paris-Nice stage winners Carlos Barredo, and Gert Steegmans, who actually won twice in a row. The team is complemented by Wilfried Cretskens, Andrea Tonti, Matteo Tosatto and Giovanni Visconti, with Wilfried Peeters acting as directeur sportif.
Tomorrow, Ad Engels, Dmytro Grabovskyy, Kevin Hulsmans, Sebastien Rosseler, Leonardo Scarselli, Hubert Schwab, Kevin Van Impe and Wouter Weylandt will head to Nokere Koerse, on home soil.
The directeur sportif is Rik Van Slycke, who will also head the team a day after Milano-Sanremo, at the Campina Ronde Van Groen Hart in Utrecht, Netherlands. The riders are Steven De Jongh, Ad Engels, Kevin Hulsmans, Sebastien Rosseler, Hubert Schwab, Kevin Van Impe, Davide Viganò and Wouter Weylandt.