The team should be allowed to show off their new black and yellow gear of their Japanese sponsor Shimano. Steven Kruijswijsk is set to head the line up of racers to race.
Coach Richard Plugge said that preparation is important in their training in light of the upcoming 1000th anniversary of the Tour Of Italy; having done away with the Amsterdam races at the beginning of 2017. Team member Dell Agnello got to wear the coveted Corsa Rosa in the 2016 races, but only managed a disappointing fourth place. In the Spanish Vuelta de Espana he is gunning for the General Classification.