• Simon Clarke after winning the Gp Industria E Artigianato - Larciano. (Sirotti)Source: Sirotti
The Cannondale team has signalled a multi-faceted approach for Milan-San Remo with Australian Simon Clarke in the mix for Sunday's race.
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Cycling Central

17 Mar 2016 - 1:50 PM 
Clarke will join Tom-Jelte Slagter, Dylan van Baarle and  Ramunas Navardauskas as potential leaders of the team depending on how the race evolves in the final kilometres.
 
“We do not have a dedicated leader for Milan San-Remo but many good options for different scenarios,” sport director Charly Wegelius said.
 
“Tom-Jelte Slagter and Dylan van Baarle have both been in great form of late while Ramunas Navardauskas is also very well suited to the race.”
 
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But it's Clarke who may be the Cannondale rider to watch at Milan-San Remo, after a victory, at the GP Larciano.

“I feel like I’ve got a fresh start and a new opportunity,” Clarke said. “I’m just trying to make the most of it.”
 
Completing the roster for the longest race on the WorldTour calendar will be Matti Breschel, Kristijan Koren, Sebastian Langeveld and Moreno Moser.  
 
“I think the most difficult part is that it’s almost 300km. Not so many guys can manage the distance,” said Van Baarle.

"The race itself, if you split it into sections, is not the hardest race, but its the distance that makes it super hard.”