Team HTC-Columbia Banking on Mark Cavendish for 2010 Milan-San Remo
Team HTC-Columbia will take part in today's Milan-San Remo Classic aiming for victory for a second straight year with sparkling sprinter Mark Cavendish. Stay tuned to Roadcycling.com for video coverage from the Milano-San Remo 2010 race.
Team HTC-Columbia will take part in today's Milan-San Remo Classic aiming for victory for a second straight year with sparkling sprinter Mark Cavendish.
"He's the winner of the 2009 race and he's our best option for winning the race in 2010," HTC-Columbia team manager Rolf Aldag commented.
"Although I'm sure all seven team-mates are also capable of getting good results in their own right, they will do everything they can to support him."
Mark Cavendish did not win a stage in the recent Tirreno-Adriatico race like he did last year. Commenting on this Aldag told Roadcycling.com that "It was a pity it didn't happen but in a way it means less pressure on him. Nobody will be looking at us to chase now if there's a breakaway of 20 riders.
"We'll keep on assessing the situation as the race unfolds. Mark's very clever and very honest and he'll let us know exactly what's going on. He won't just kill his team-mates for no reason. We always put a lot of emphasis on communication between the riders in HTC-Columbia and it was a big part of how we won the race last year. It'll be a big part of our game plan again this year, too."
"Milan-San Remo is a very difficult race to predict, there are so many different interests at play and it's by no means guaranteed there will be a bunch sprint. But it could happen, and the team will be working for Mark and supporting him 100 percent. There is no plan B."
Team HTC-Columbia for the Milano-San Remo 2010:
Michael Albasini (Swi); Lars Bak (Den); Mark Cavendish (GB); Bernhard Eisel (Aut); Matt Goss (Aus); Maxime Monfort (Bel); Michael Rogers (Aus); Peter Velits (Svk).
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