Wednesday 14 March 2012 - 19:47

Trentin to Replace Chavanel on Milan-San Remo Roster

Trentin to Replace Chavanel on Milan-San Remo Roster

Sylvain Chavanel will not take part in Milan-San Remo due to a bout of bronchitis, which already affected his performance in Paris-Nice.

"This morning I set off on my bike for the long workout for San Remo," Chavanel said. "After a few hours of working out, though, I started coughing and having the same respiratory problems I was having during the Paris-Nice. In agreement with the team's medical staff, we decided to not take any risks in view of the Northern Classics, and to observe a few more days of rest."

Matteo Trentin will replace Sylvain Chavanel on the race roster.The young Italian rider did a great job on Wednesday, opening the way for Francesco Chicchi in Nokere Koerse. He will be making his Milan-San Remo debut.

"I'm really sorry for Sylvain and I hope he gets better soon," Trentin said. "For me, to ride San Remo is a dream come true. I still haven't had the time to get used to the news, but I am very happy. I'm going to do my best, giving my all for the team."

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