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Viviani to concentrate on Spring Classics in 2017

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Elia Viviani (Team Sky) takes his first win of the season at Dubai Tour stage 2

Elia Viviani (Team Sky) takes his first win of the season at Dubai Tour stage 2 (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Elia Viviani (Team Sky) give thumbs up after winning stage 2 at the Dubai Tour

Elia Viviani (Team Sky) give thumbs up after winning stage 2 at the Dubai Tour (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Elia Viviani arrives at the stage start

Elia Viviani arrives at the stage start (Image credit: Josh Evans)
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A very happy Elia Viviani after stage 2 of the Dubai Tour

A very happy Elia Viviani after stage 2 of the Dubai Tour (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Elia Viviani (Team Sky) at the camp in Mallorca

Elia Viviani (Team Sky) at the camp in Mallorca

Although he had only just climbed off his bike after helping Italy break a national team pursuit record that had stood for 20 years, Elia Viviani confirmed to Cyclingnews that he already has one eye on the 2017 Classics campaign.

As he warmed-down from Italy’s 3:57.800 effort Viviani said that he would head straight from the UCI Track World Championships in London to Tirreno-Adriatico, swapping national service for his Team Sky duties.

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Daniel Benson

 Daniel Benson is the Editor in Chief at both Cyclingnews.com and BikePerfect.com. Based in the UK, he has worked within cycling for almost 15 years, and he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he has reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he runs the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.