ProTeam Lotto Dstny with ambition to Milan-Sanremo

Caleb Ewan and Arnaud De Lie spearhead team for first cycling Monument of the season.
Race 17 March 2023

On Saturday 18 March, Lotto Dstny will be taking on Milan-Sanremo, the first Monument of the cycling season. The Belgian ProTeam will bring a strong squad at the start, spearheaded by its two sprinters Caleb Ewan and Arnaud De Lie. For the Australian, it will be his sixth participation at La Primavera, in which he finished second on two occasions, in 2018 and 2021. De Lie, who just turned 21, will debut at La Classicissima. They will be supported by Jasper De Buyst, Jacopo Guarnieri, Frederik Frison, Jarrad Drizners and Maxim Van Gils.

No less than 294 kilometres of racing awaits between Abbiategrasso and Sanremo. The peloton will leave from Milan and heads to the Ligurian coast, where the Capo Mele, Capo Cervo and Capo Berta will be the appetizers for an explosive final on the famous climbs of Cipressa and Poggio. The apotheosis will once again take place on the iconic Via Roma.

Sports director Allan Davis, second in 2007, looks forward to the 114th edition of Milano-Sanremo. “Milano-Sanremo is the first cycling Monument of the season and every year it’s a big goal for Lotto Dstny. It is clear that we have two protected riders with Caleb Ewan and Arnaud De Lie. The fact that we have two sprinters can only play into our advantage, in my opinion. Caleb has the experience with five participations and two podium spots. In two editions, he was the fastest of the bunch, hopefully we can sprint for victory this year. For Arnaud De Lie, it will be a first and it will all be about gathering as much experience as possible. But it is true that his presence gives us more opportunities.”

“Within the team we have gone over lots of possible race scenarios but we need to see how the race unfolds and choose the right tactic from there. In any case, we have a solid team at the start which is able to protect Caleb and Arnaud really well. We go for the best possible result”, concludes Davis.

Image: Maxime Van der Wielen.