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Louder, Bookwalter and Hincapie on Milan-San Remo team

BMC will be led by Italian Alessandro Ballan, who preceded Evans as world champion in 2008, with American George Hincapie, Dutchman Karsten Kroon and German Marcus Burghardt expected to play key roles. Americans Jeff Louder and Brent Bookwalter also will start.

Reigning world champion Cadel Evans has been left off his BMC team’s roster for Saturday’s Milan-San Remo, the first one-day classic of the season.

Evans showed his early season form by finishing third overall Sunday in Italy’s Tirreno-Adriatico.

However BMC will be led by Italian Alessandro Ballan, who preceded Evans as world champion in 2008, with American George Hincapie, Dutchman Karsten Kroon and German Marcus Burghardt expected to play key roles. Americans Jeff Louder and Brent Bookwalter also will start.

BMC for Milan-San Remo:

Alessandro Ballan, Brent Bookwalter, Marcus Burghardt, George Hincapie, Karsten Kroon, Jeff Louder, Michael Schaer, Danilo Wyss.