Fernando Gaviria injury forces Quick-Step into Milan-San Remo rethink

Colombian sprinter's broken hand gives opportunity to Gilbert, Alaphilippe and Viviani to fight for leadership role

Fernando Gaviria at the 2018 Tirreno-Adriatico (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Despite having a plethora of options available to them, Quick-Step Floors will have to rethink their tactics ahead of the first Monument of the season.

Team sport director Davide Bramati has revealed that Fernando Gaviria was set to be the team leader for Saturday's Milan-San Remo before fracturing his hand in stage six of Tirreno-Adriatico.

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Paul Knott is a fitness and features writer, who has also presented Cycling Weekly videos as well as contributing to the print magazine as well as online articles.  In 2020 he published his first book, The Official Tour de France Road Cycling Training Guide (Welbeck), a guide designed to help readers improve their cycling performance via cherrypicking from the strategies adopted by the pros.