Recently, Milano-Sanremo winners have honed form at Paris-Nice — Bouhanni and Matthews look sharp ahead of Saturday's monument.
Fernando Gaviria, 21, has already made several impressions on cycling's elite. He'll test himself in the 300km Italian monument.
Fabian Cancellara is on winning form so far this season, which bodes well for one final run at the Milano-Sanremo monument.
Illness has derailed Philippe Gilbert's Milano-Sanremo prep
The German sprinter says he'll pass on racing the 291km classic after struggling in the cold and snow at Paris-Nice this week.
The 2012 world champion has a respiratory infection and wants to rest up for Milano-Sanremo on March 19.
Etixx team officials say Marcel Kittel may, in fact, race Milano-Sanremo, despite saying earlier this year that he wouldn't try the
With four wins in the bag this season, Alexander Kristoff is the odds-on favorite to win a second Milano-Sanremo in one month's time.
The German and five of his teammates were injured when a car plowed into them during a training ride last month.
John Degenkolb and Alexander Kristoff have morphed themselves into strong classics riders capable of tackling the demanding spring races