pinit fg en rect gray 20   Boonen and Gilbert to Lead Respective Teams in Milan San Remo

boonen and gilbert to lead respective teams in milan san remo   Boonen and Gilbert to Lead Respective Teams in Milan San Remo

Tom Boonen of Team Quick Step and Philippe Gilbert of Team Omega Pharma-Lotto will be leading their respective teams in the upcoming Milan-San Remo classic this Saturday, March 20.

Boonen is considered as one of the top favorites in the race, with 4 wins under his belt going into the “sprinter’s classic”, as the event has unofficially come to be known. His latest victory was at the Tirreno-Adriatico event, where he grabbed 1st place in the 2nd stage. The win was also his first in an Italian event.

Boonen hasn’t yet won the Milan-San Remo, with his best finish at 3rd in 2007. That year saw Oscar Freire (Team Rabobank) get the title. Last year saw Boonen becoming an onlooker as his 4th place finish wasn’t enough to get him on the podium. Team Quick Step managed to salvage some pride, though, as rider Filippo…

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