“This is the first stage race of the season and it’s a good opportunity to get into the rhythm. We want to focus on a good prologue, and then during the two stages that follow we want to protect our GC riders here. The last day also presents an opportunity for a sprint where we can look to support Niklas.
“We have a relatively experienced group and we performed well here last year in Croatia. For sure we’re looking to repeat what we’ve done here in the past and so we’re eager to get the race underway.”