Tomorrow it’s time for Milano-Sanremo and so the first big classic of the season. Etixx-Quick Step will start with a strong team with Tom Boonen, Gianluca Brambilla, Fernando Gaviria, Fabio Sabatini, Matteo Trentin, Stijn Vandenbergh, Julien Vermote and also Zdenek.
“Milano-Sanremo is slightly different than the other classics, although it is the longest, it is sort of easier”. Styby says. “This one is 300km, however for the first 200km there is a space to save some energy. I usually eat a lot of pasta 2, 3 days before the race in order to gain some carbohydrate reserve, I am not able to eat 300g pasta evening before the race as the other riders do.”
“I recovered well from Tirreno. Wednesday it was raining so we had to train on a simulator. On Thursday we made a nice training, today we did a smaller training of course and we rest a lot.”
Can Styby win Milano-Sanremo? “This race is a lottery. We will see. We also have Gaviria, a very strong sprinter, though it’s his first classic. The race will certainly be decided in the end, after the Cipressa and probably on the Poggio.”