In the absence of John Degenkolb and Marcel Kittel, Mezgec is Giant-Alpecic’s designated sprinter and won a stage in the race last year when he beat Giacomo Nizzolo and Tyler Farrar to the line in Trieste.
Speaking to Cyclingnews ahead of this year’s race the Slovenian told us that there were between five and six chances for the sprinters with the aim to pick up at least one win between now and the end of the race.
Mezgec admits that there will be tough competition at the race with Michael Matthews, Andre Greipel and Nizzolo all determined to kick-start their races with an early win.
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