Not everyone is upset about the recent selections for the Tirreno-Adriatico and Milano-Sanremo. Astana and Acqua & Sapone were among the teams not invited, but Italian squad Tinkoff Credit Systems made the cut.
"There is great satisfaction among Tinkoff Credit Systems, after its official invitation to the Tirreno-Adriatico and Milano-Sanremo races," said General Manager Stefano Feltrin.
"We are happy to be invited by RCS to dispute these two prestigious competition on the international calendar, and we will make every effort to honor the confidence expressed in our team." Team President Oleg Tinkov indicated the decision showed a great respect for his team in the current racing climate.