Ian Stannard aims for Spring Classics

Sky chases, People's Choice Classic 2013

British national road champion Ian Stannard says Sky has "plenty of cards to play" at the first WorldTour race of the 2013 season that starts tomorrow in Adelaide, Australia.

Stannard is competing at the Tour Down Under for the first time and in what is his earliest season start ever with the Classics, and specifically Paris-Roubaix, being a major objective for the 25-year-old this year.

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.