Volta Algarve

men|Start: 20 February|Finish: 24 February

Team Sunweb coach Michiel Elijzen said: “Volta ao Algarve presents a nice five day stage race with two sprint stages, two mountain top finishes and a 20 kilometre ITT. We have a well-balanced team who will look to put into practice the skills that we trained on in the winter. We have Sam as our guy to go for it on the more difficult stages and we’ll look for a solid GC result with him. Alongside Sam we also have Søren who has a good TT and fast legs for the flatter stages. Casper and Roy will focus on the lead-out on those days, and Louis, Marc and Martijn will be important to support Sam uphill. It’s also Marc and Casper’s debut for the team, alongside myself, which will motivate us even more.”