Organiser RCS Sport has announced the 25 teams that will take part in Milano-Sanremo on March 19. The line-up includes all 20 ProTour teams, as it must under the UCI's ProTour framework, plus five additions from the ranks of the Continental Pro peloton.
With four of the five invited teams hailing from Italy, they can be expected to animate the early stages of the race as they vie for a little airtime for their sponsors before the big guns take over on the final approach to Sanremo and the climbs of the Cipressa and the Poggio.
ProTour teams for Milano-Sanremo: Bouygues Telecom, Cofidis, Credit Agricole, Davitamon - Lotto, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team, Domina Vacanze, Euskaltel - Euskadi, Fassa Bortolo, Francaise Des Jeux, Gerolsteiner, Illes Balears, Lampre - Caffita, Liberty Seguros Team, Liquigas - Bianchi, Phonak Hearing Systems, Quick Step, Rabobank, Saunier Duval - Prodir, Team CSC, T-Mobile Team
Additional teams: Acqua&Sapone - Adria Mobil, Ceramiche Panaria - Navigare, Naturino - Sapore Di Mare, Team Barloworld, Team LPR