Well, that should make it even more interesting. MSR is nuts. I like that race. Particularly that screaming ass descent into San Remo at the end. What a friggin squidfest that stupid ride is blasting down that hill. A couple of years ago I saw what might be the best bike crash I've ever seen coming down that hill. Fortunately there were no fatalities.
It is events like that which convince me the UCI wants to see if they can kill a pro cyclist or two, and that you have to be utterly insane to be a UCI Pro, regardless of the salary.