Sonny Colbrelli already had a very late start to this year’s season, as he made his debut in late February in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne. As he was making his way into the Classics, improving his form along the way, he was inflicted with Bronchitis and had to abandon the event after just one stage.
It seems that the same Bronchitis has re-emerged as Colbrelli will not be attending Milan-San Remo. This illness has now halted Colbrelli’s season as he won’t be continuing riding until he gets better.
Team Bahrain Victorious Made The Following Official Tweet:
🏥 @sonnycolbrelli is still recovering from bronchitis that kept him out of Paris-Nice and will not be racing @Milano_Sanremo #MilanoSanremo
📸 @charlylopezph pic.twitter.com/sbydU6qqfc
— Team Bahrain Victorious (@BHRVictorious) March 15, 2022
This important decision was only made in collaboration with Colbrelli’s medical staff. He will be taking some time off until he can get back on his feet and continue the rest of his season as it was originally planned. Colbrelli is a valued rider of Team Bahrain Victorious, to say the least.
Colbrelli is an important asset for the Classics, the way he handled Paris-Roubaix paved the path to victory. He even came second in Omloop Het Niewsblad, just seconds behind the eventual winner Wout Van Aert.
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Milan-San Remo also happens to be Colbrelli’s strong suit, he came in the top ten not just once but four times. Team Bahrain Victorious surely could have used his expertise for the event. For now, they will have to depend entirely on Matej Mohorič, who was three steps behind Colbrelli.
Shifting our focus to Matej, he already has a very strong start to 2022, considering his performance at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana. Mohorič had a good start at Strade Bianche but had his performance disrupted because of an accident, he had to abandon the to recover from his knee injury. All eyes are now on Mohorič as he will be the team’s front-runner for Milan-San Remo.
Our prayers go to Sonny Colbrelli and we can’t wait to see him back in action. Stay tuned for more updates!
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