By Susan Westemeyer
Unibet.com is happy to be riding in Milano-Sanremo this coming weekend, but is worried about its chances, since it missed Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico, both of which are usually considered important preparation for La Primavera.
"The competition has a step up on us," Team Manger Lucien Van Impe told Het Nieuwsblat. "I wouldn't want to be in the shoes of our riders now."
"The guys will want to to prove that they are worthy of the ProTour," he continued, adding worriedly, "Perhaps there is a risk in that. Perhaps they will act to hastily? But I will let them do it."
To try to compensate for the missing races, the team held a training camp last week. "We trained very well," said rider Gorik Gardeyn. "But of course a competition is something else. We will see what we can do in La Primavera."