Strade Bianche 'too hard' for Ian Stannard, says Team Sky sports director

Het Nieuwsblad winner Ian Stannard continues build-up to spring classics in Italy, but without pressure to win

Ian Stannard wins the 2015 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

(Image credit: Watson)

After winning Omloop Het Nieuwsblad last weekend, Team Sky's Ian Stannard will take part in Italy's Strade Bianche and Tirreno-Adriatico in the coming week. He will race there without the expectation or pressure to win, as he continues his important build-up to the classics.

"Strade Bianche is probably too hard for him, we also don't want to always put the pressure on him," Sky sports director Servais Knaven explained.

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