Milan - San Remo 2016: Favourites

Milan-San Remo is the perfect race for sprinters who don't back away from an occasional climb. Who will follow in the footsteps of John Degenkolb? takes a closer look at the major contenders to win Milan-San Remo 2016... (Slideshow route/profile)

Usually Milan-San Remo ends with a sprint of a decimated peloton. The last time a rider arrived solo was when Fabian Cancellara performed a master piece to finish 4 seconds ahead of the troops.

Milan-San Remo has thrown up more than its fair share of surprises in recent years, still, sprinters who are in the mix at the top of the Poggio are the ones who are the likely victors. Or will we see a Cancellara-like scenario from the likes of Greg Van Avermaet or Tony Gallopin?

Title holder John Degenkolb will not compete as he is recovering from a severe January-crash.

Riders on 2016’s start list who do know how it feels to win La Primavera are Fabian Cancellara (2008), Mark Cavendish (2009) and Alexander Kristoff (2014).

Favourites Milan-San Remo 2016:

*** Alexander Kristoff, Fabian Cancellara, Peter Sagan, Michael Matthews
** Mark Cavendish, Nacer Bouhanni, Greg Van Avermaet
* Edvald Boasson Hagen, Arnaud Démare, Tony Gallopin, Fernando Gaviria

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