Team CSC riders ready for Sanremo

Riders from Danish ProTour outfit Team CSC are busily preparing for this weekend's Milan-Sanremo. Having just wrapped up victory in Tirreno-Adriatico with Fabian Cancellara, Team CSC is now turning its focus towards Saturday's Milan-Sanremo where it hopes to take another Italian victory.

Despite his obvious form, Swiss rider Cancellara doesn't believe he's a contender for the Italian event. "I don't consider myself a favorite for this race - after all it almost always ends up being a sprinter's finish," he explained. "But of course should the opportunity arise we'll play our cards as best we can."

The team's Fränk Schleck is also hoping to be ready for a strong ride this weekend. Schleck was one of many to be involved in a crash at the French race, and was forced to pull out during the final stage due to pain in his back and hip.

The Luxemburger is determined to be ready in time for this weekend's race. "I'm okay," he said. "I had a day off yesterday and today I will see a chiropractor to see what he can do.

"I'm still not feeling 100 percent, but I will go for a long training ride tomorrow for four-five-six hours and three-four hours today and then three hours Thursday," he added. "So, I will be ready for Milano-Sanremo."

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