Marc Sergeant: I'm certain Andre Greipel can win a spring classic

Lotto Belisol star set to line-up with other sprinters at Milan-San Remo

Andre Greipel on stage one of the 2014 Tour of Oman

(Image credit: Watson)

Andre Greipel may have his best chance yet to secure a career first Monument at Sunday’s Milan-San Remo after an exceptionally sound season start.

The 31-year-old is considered one of the WorldTour’s top three pure sprinters, alongside Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) and Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), although has shown unparalleled power in some of six victories 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.