Sprinters opt for Tirreno to warm up for Milan-San Remo

Milan-San remo 2011

Most of the world's top sprinters use Tirreno-Adriatico to prepare for Milan-San Remo rather than its French stage race counterpart, Paris-Nice.

"In Paris-Nice you have that one week, six days afterwards where your body can start to shut down if you don't do the right rides," said Matt Goss when asked by Cycling Weekly. "You're taking a gamble with weather and things. With this one, Tirreno, you finish, recover and race. I think it's a more reliable approach to San Remo."

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