Team DSM coach Luke Roberts: “The Giro di Sicilia will be held over four stages this year. The first two days are challenging but they can still be possible opportunities for a bunch sprint; stage three is a difficult day that will end on a climb of just over three kilometres; and to finish off we have a mountain stage that will see us climb around the foot of Mt. Etna before descending down to the finish. Without a pure sprinter in our line-up, we will work to open up the race and look for opportunities in the early stages with some aggressive riding. In good form after the Vuelta, we hope to position Romain for a good result in overall classification, which will require a prominent showing on the final two stages in particular. We have some very solid support for the harder terrain with Kevin, Thymen, Andreas, Florian, Chris and Marco.