Team Sunweb rider Michael Matthews has been 3rd in Milan–San Remo in the past and is looking for a win again in 2019. In this video, he takes us up the Cipressa and the Poggio—the two key climbs at the end of this 300km-plus race. Matthews shares his thoughts on the final and you can see his excitement and anticipation in the run-up to the first major classic of the season, nicknamed La Primavera.

Here’s a bonus video for Team Sunweb fans: a quick-fire interview by Cervélo Cycles with another Belgian Classics hopeful: Søren Kragh Andersen.