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Greipel Expresses Displeasure Over Milan-San Remo Exclusion

greipel expresses displeasure over milan san remo exclusion   Greipel Expresses Displeasure Over Milan San Remo Exclusion

Team HTC-Columbia rider Andre Greipel has voiced his displeasure over being skipped for the team lineup for the recently-concluded 2010 Milan-San Remo. The German cyclist was not part of the lineup of riders that HTC-Columbia had fielded to race in the Italian classic last Saturday, instead opting to go with their star sprinter Mark Cavendish.

Greipel sees this as an indication that he is just getting second billing on the team, and the fact that he has indeed outperformed his British teammate so far this season does not help matters any. The German rider has already shown his winning form in several events this year, starting with an early rush of three stage victories, earning the points jersey, and the overall title as the 2010 Tour Down Under champion. From there, Greipel went on to grab a win at the Trofeo Magalluf-Palmanova in the Mallorca Challenge, plus another…

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Freire Wins 3rd Milan-San Remo Title

freire wins 3rd milan san remo title   Freire Wins 3rd Milan San Remo Title

Oscar Freire of Team Rabobank showed his winning form once again as he beat 25 other world-class sprinters on the way to capturing his third Milan-San Remo victory last Saturday.

Freire was racing along with 25 other riders in the front pack after the final ascent, but managed to get the upper hand and put himself into perfect position to get the lead as the finish line drew near. The Team Rabobank star has made a habit of winning the Milan-San Remo, as he also won the title in the 2004 and 2007 seasons. For this year, Freire had to beat the likes of Tom Boonen (Quick Step) and Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini), who finished second and third, respectively.

Oscar Freire also managed to avoid any pitfalls that plagued other riders, including sensational sprinter Mark Cavendish, who had to endure ripped spokes and two crashes during the race….

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Gerdemann and Fröhlinger Back for Milan-San Remo

gerdemann and frohlinger back for milan san remo   Gerdemann and Fröhlinger Back for Milan San Remo

Team Milram captain Linus Gerdemann and teammate Johannes Fröhlinger has been removed from the injured list and will be back in action in time for the upcoming 2010 Milan-San Remo race this Saturday.

The two cyclists have been recovering from intestinal problems that have plagued them since the Tirreno-Adriatico stage race in Italy, where they had to be taken out and replaced by two other teammates. Now they are back on the saddle and will be joined by teammates Christian Knees, Luke Roberts, Markus Fothen, Roy Sentjens, Niki Terpstra, and Paul Voss.

However, Team Milram will have to put two other riders on the sick list, as fellow team captain Gerald Ciolek has still yet to get back on the saddle from a shoulder operation, and Fabian Wegmann is out due to a broken collarbone. Ciolek is currently based in an altitude training camp and undergoing rehab with physiotherapist Christian…

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