Just like all the other race events, we will be seeing a revamped Milano-Torino this year. Sprawling over 199-kilometers of flat terrain, this will be an amazing race, and Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl’s Mark Cavendish will be at the helm, leading the charge against the other sprinters.
Cavendish will not be the only big-shot at the event though, reportedly, he will be facing off against the likes of Peter Sagan (Team TotalEnergies), Greg Van Avermaet (AG2R Citroën), and 2013 winner Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates). This fierce competition has got us very excited about the event, who will emerge victorious this time?
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Surprisingly, this will mark the Briton’s first appearance at the Italian Classic, usually, it is a climber’s race but let’s see how everyone fares. Mark Cavendish has had an amazing start to 2022, and that is putting it lightly, right now he has accumulated a whopping amount of 158 victories, including the Tour of Oman and UAE Tour.
Davide Bramati, Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl’s sports director stated:
Mark Cavendish will be our card for this Wednesday and he will count on a strong squad to protect and help him fight for a good result.
This time we will also be seeing Rémi Cavagna back in action again, this is the first time we will see him since he was met with a nasty accident while training last year in Spain. His injuries were severe as he suffered from a fractured L1 vertebra, since his recovery is well underway now, it is time for him to make a strong comeback, and the Milano-Torino will serve as the perfect venue.
Bramati also shared his views about Cavagna returning:
We are very happy that Rémi is back after his unfortunate crash during the training camp, we missed him. It will be for the first time that he pins on a number this year and having him again with us it’s a big morale boost.
Milano-Torino will be serving as an appetizer before the main event unfolds, Milan-San Remo, which we won’t have to wait for too long as it starts on Saturday. Stay tuned for more updates!
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