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Matteo Trentin and Philippe Gilbert get ready for a training ride

Matteo Trentin and Philippe Gilbert get ready for a training ride
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Quick-Step mechanics wash the bikes after a training ride

Quick-Step mechanics wash the bikes after a training ride
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Quick-Step mechanics wash the bikes after a training ride

Quick-Step mechanics wash the bikes after a training ride
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A Quick-Step mechanic glues a tyre while Fernando Gaviria rides a trainer in the background.

A Quick-Step mechanic glues a tyre while Fernando Gaviria rides a trainer in the background.
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Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step floors) catches up with electronics while riding his trainer.

Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step floors) catches up with electronics while riding his trainer.
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Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step floors) catches up with electronics while riding his trainer.

Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step floors) catches up with electronics while riding his trainer.
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Fernando Gaviria's injured wrist

Fernando Gaviria's injured wrist
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Fernando Gaviria concentrates while riding a trainer

Fernando Gaviria concentrates while riding a trainer
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Fernando Gaviria's injured wrist

Fernando Gaviria's injured wrist
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Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) discusses Saturday's race with team staff

Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) discusses Saturday's race with team staff
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Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) discusses Saturday's race with team staff

Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) discusses Saturday's race with team staff
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The Quick-Step line-up is ready to go

The Quick-Step line-up is ready to go
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Tom Boonen gets ready for a training ride ahead of Milan-San Remo

Tom Boonen gets ready for a training ride ahead of Milan-San Remo
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Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) tests out an injury suffered in a training crash.

Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) tests out an injury suffered in a training crash.
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Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) tests out an injury suffered in a training crash.

Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) tests out an injury suffered in a training crash.
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Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) tests out an injury suffered in a training crash.

Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) tests out an injury suffered in a training crash.
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Quick-Step Floors rider get ready for a training ride

Quick-Step Floors rider get ready for a training ride
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The bikes are prepared for Saturday's big day.

The bikes are prepared for Saturday's big day.
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Quick-Step Floors will make the start at Saturday's Milan-San Remo as one of the most watched teams in the bunch, with a race favorite leading the way and a few strong wild card options as well.

Colombia's Fernando Gaviria has been tipped by several of his peers as a top contender for the likely sprint finish on the Via Roma thanks to his blazing speed. The Belgian squad will hope their star sprinter won't be too bothered by his wrist—Gaviria suffered a scare when he crashed in training on Thursday, but Quick-Step have said he remains set to start Saturday's race.

Beyond Gaviria, Quick-Step also have a dangerous card to play in Julian Alaphilippe, whose climbing and descending skills make him a threat on the Cipressa and the Poggio. Tom Boonen, twice a podium finisher in the race, provides the team with a veteran presence and another option in the finale.

Click or swipe through the gallery to see Quick-Step getting ready to take on the first Monument Classic of the season. You can subscribe to the Cyclingnews Podcast by clicking here, and click here for the 2017 Milan-San Remo preview.