Team Sunweb (SUN)
Team Sunweb, which rides under a German licence, celebrated victory at the Giro d’Italia last year with Tom Dumoulin. Dumoulin will attempt to defend his title in Italy this May. Who knows, maybe he’ll then line up at the Tour de Suisse again this year.
Dumoulin won the prologue and the final time trial at the Tour de Suisse 2015.
Wilco Kelderman has also enlisted for this season’s TdS. Like his fellow countryman Dumoulin, he is an excellent time trialist. He narrowly missed out on a podium place last year at the Vuelta a España, finishing fourth overall.
In the form of Australian Michael ‘Bling’ Matthews, Team Sunweb now has a sprinter fit to lock horns with Peter Sagan. Matthews won the third stage in Bern last year, crossing the finish line ahead of the world champion.