Cardiff-born Thomas, 26, has started his season well by winning a stage and taking third place overall at the Tour Down Under.
He and Boasson Hagen are both decent climbers who can also sprint, and will hope to be part of a reduced peloton over the day’s final climb, the Poggio, 6km from the finish in San Remo.
The worry from a British perspective is that the impressive Sagan should be there too!
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