As the Superclasico Fantasy Sixes demands a Milano Torino 2023 preview is available for the Velogames faithfuls!
Milano Torino 2022
One of the most historic races on the calendar has constantly been changing profiles. Primoz Roglic profited from its summit top finish to win it in 2021. Milan Torino 2023, as in 2022 is promised to sprinters. Last year, Mark Cavendish won the race infront of Nacer Bouhanni and Alexander Kristoff.
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Milano Torino 2023
It will take something very special for this race not to end up in massive bunch sprint. Time for the sprinters team to refine their technique and may the fastest man win!
Milano Torino 2023 preview for Velogames
Unless you have some inside info, and know that someone will try and succeed in something special, the velogames pick for the superclasico fantasy sixes round 2 is about guessing the order of arrival of the sprinters and hopefully selecting the first 6 or the closest to fit 100 points:
Here is the list of the expected/ designated sprinters:
- Biniam Girmay (Intermarché – Circus – Wanty) (22)- He is the most expensive rider here, is expected to be sprinting for his team. While he might not be the favourite, he should finish in the first six position
- Benoît Cosnefroy (AG2R Citroën Team) (22)- If there is one world tour who will not be wanting to bring this to a bunch finish, it will be Ag2r Citroen Team and Benoit Cosnefroy is the strongest here to try something from far.
- Dylan Groenewegen (Team Jayco AlUla) (22)-With 2 wins already this season, he has the best palmares for this season in Milano Torini 2023. The biggest favourite.
- Jordi Meeus (BORA – hansgrohe) (20)- No win yet this season but the strength he displayed to win the Primus Classic 2022, should give him the confidence to win again. Top 3.
- Greg Van Avermaet (AG2R Citroën Team) (20)- Surprise attack option 2 for Ag2r Citroen.
- Richard Carapaz (EF Education-EasyPost) (20)- Finally starting his 2023 season after a tonsillectomy, this is certainly not a race that suit his abilities.
- Alberto Bettiol (EF Education-EasyPost) (18) – Just like Ag2r Citroën, EF Education-EasyPost dont have a proper sprinter here and will look to spoil the sprinters’ party with attack from the Italian for start.
- Mikkel Frølich Honoré (EF Education-EasyPost) – The Dane will also be sent by his team to snatch the win from a late attack
- Oliver Naesen (AG2R Citroën Team) (16)- Surprise attack option 2 for Ag2r Citroen.
- Mike Teunissen (Intermarché – Circus – Wanty) (16)- is planned to lead out Girmay.
- Andrea Vendrame (AG2R Citroën Team) (16)- The fastest man in Ag2r Citroen would prefer a sprint from a small group
- Mark Cavendish (Astana Qazaqstan Team) (16)- Except for a 3rd place in the opening stage of UAE tour, he has been very deceiving so far. He has the best sprint train that his team could provide him with Cess Bol and Gleb Syritsa and a decent results is expected this time.
- Fernando Gaviria (Movistar Team) (16)- The Colombian is going fast again and win would not be a surprise given his from. Top 5.
- Nacer Bouhanni (Team Arkéa Samsic) (14)- 7th, 10th 11th were his results from sprint so far this season. He has not directly back to his best but he will be sprinting as Arkea Samsic will be playing the number with Mozzato
- Luca Mozzato (Team Arkéa Samsic) (14)- He will more useful in leading out Bouhanni but Arkea might decide to go for UCI points rather than winning.
- Filippo Fiorelli (Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè) (12)- 12th last year here, he is expected to lead the line for his team.
- Itamar Einhorn (Israel – Premier Tech) (12)- Top 15 at most.
- Cees Bol (Astana Qazaqstan Team) (12)- Will be working for Cavendish, but in the not unlikely event that Cavendish fails to be there at the finish, he will have his chance or maybe share it with Syritsa.
- Jon Aberasturi ( Trek- Segafredo) (10) : Is going to have a rare chance at glory in a classics with the most likely designated leader in convalescence.
- Niccolò Bonifazio (Intermarché – Circus – Wanty) (10)- He will definitely be working for Girmay as seen in Tirreno Adriatico.
- Matteo Malucelli (Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB) (6)- Proven sprinter who finished had some top 5 finishes in UAE last year. He finished second in the last stage of Saudi Tour.
- Luca Colnaghi (Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè) (6)- Earned himself some top 15 finishes this season
- Matteo Moschetti (Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team) (6)- Won Clasica De Almeira, finished 4th behind Philipsen, Bauhaus and Girmay in stage 3 of Tirreno – Adriatico. He has a team who believed in him. A very wise 6 points choice.
- Casper Van Uden (Team DSM) (6) – Wil it be him sprinting for Team Dsm, will it be Marius Mayrhofer or will it be both? Most likely, it will atleast be him.
- Giovanni Lonardi (EOLO-Kometa) (6)- Finished 7th in the last stage of Vuelta San Juan sprint.
- Gleb Syritsa (Astana Qazaqstan Team) (6)- Will be working for Cavendish, but in the not unlikely event that Cavendish fails to be there at the finish, he will have his chance or maybe share it with
- Arvid De Kleijn ( Tudor Pro Cycling Team) (6): The Dutch has taken it a notch up since moving to this new team. 4th,5th, 10th , 15th and 1 DNF out if 5 sprint finish races he started.
- Marius Mayrhofer (Team DSM) (4)- After his convincing performance in Australia, 5th, 11th, 11th, 8th and 1st out of 4 sprints, his team seems to trust him in Tirreno Adriatico by allowing him to alternate with Dainese He did not convince much and will either be sharing with Van Upen or work for him.
- Attilio Viviani (Team Corratec) (4)-Say no more, this is where you put your 4 credits. He was very unlucky to finish OTL in the Tirreno Adriatico opening TT. He would otherwise have confirmed his abilities to sprint among the best as seen in Vuelta San Juan,
- Javier Serrano (EOLO-Kometa) (4)- A young upcoming Spanish sprinter who might be allowed to have a go for his sprint, or a break away.