The Giro faces another hurdle with the 'big start' slated for Budapest in May while Tejay van Garderen pulls out of Paris-Nice
The French team will not be participating in the upcoming Italian races, and it remains to be seen if they start in French races.
RCS Sport sent a message Monday morning assuring teams that Strade Bianche and other Italian races will be held.
RCS Sport said there is no 'plan B' as Italian officials shut down areas near the route of the season's first monument
In Italy's famous casino city, Michal Kwiatkowski (Sky) played the better numbers and refused to gamble in Milano-Sanremo.
Former world champion Michal Kwiatkowski snatches victory from reigning rainbow jersey holder Peter Sagan in Milan-Sanremo photo finish.
Milano-Sanremo 2004 looked like it belonged to Petacchi, then Zabel was dashing to victory, but the German made a critical error.
New finale should open up even more aggressive racing along the Italian Riviera