Gilbert, Viviani and Alaphilippe lead Quick-Step at Milan-San Remo

Philippe Gilbert at the head of affairs during stage 4 at Volta ao Algarve

Despite the absence of the injured Fernando Gaviria , Quick-Step Floors have an array of options for Milan-San Remo with Philippe Gilbert, Julian Alaphilippe and Elia Viviani all named in the line-up for Saturday’s race. Alaphilippe enjoyed a sparkling debut at Milan-San Remo last year, when he was part of the three-man winning move that formed over the Poggio, though he had to settle for third in the sprint on the Via Roma behind winner Michal Kwiatkowski and world champion Peter Sagan. The Frenchman was an aggressive presence at Paris-Nice and approaches the race in fine form. Gilbert has been a regular animator at La Classicissima over the years. He led over the Poggio with Riccardo Riccò in 2007 and placed third in 2008 and 2011, and has placed renewed emphasis on the race this year as he continues his bid to win all five Monument Classics over the course ...

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