Bahrain - Merida (TBM)

The new team of Italian supertalent Vincenzo Nibali will be represented at the Tour de Suisse by Ion Izagirre Insausti from the Basque Country. After finishing second in 2016 (behind Colombia’s Miguél Angel Lopez) and sixth last year, Spanish champion (2014) Izagirre will now make a fresh attempt to win the Tour de Suisse.

Since the start of this season, Izagirre’s brother Gorka has also been riding for the team that is financed by the island nation in the Persian Gulf. It remains to be seen whether Ion will be able to count on the support of his brother at this year’s Tour de Suisse.

The participation of Domenico Pozzovivo has not yet been confirmed, either. The Italian finished second last year behind Simon Spilak.