Now that Fabian Cancellara and the Spaniard Alberto Contador have retired, the American team with an Italian co-sponsor is currently in a transition phase.
Gregory Rast is the only remaining Swiss rider on the team.
In the Colombian Jarlinson Pantano and the Dutchman Bauke Mollema, who has finished in the top 10 of the Tour de France on multiple occasions, Trek-Segafredo has two riders who are predestined for the general classification of the Tour de Suisse.
Mollema has already finished the tour in second place overall, back in 2013. Pantano (still riding in the colours of IAM at the time) won the final stage of the TdS 2016 on a summit finish and ended the tour in fourth place overall.