Tour de la Provence

men|Start: 13 February|Finish: 16 February

Team Sunweb coach Arjan Ribbers: “We’re excited to get our European season underway at the Tour de la Provence. It looks set to be a tough race with a lot of climbing and a summit finish on Mount Ventoux on stage three. Inspired by the team’s winning streak in Australia, we arrive with a motivated group of guys ready for their season debut, with Nico making his first start in the team’s colours while Sam returns to racing for the first time since last year’s Giro. We want to be aggressive and race on the front foot throughout the week, chasing day success. We have two main cards to play with Marc and Wilco, and the rest of the guys will work to protect them and set them up for the stage finales.”