Team Sky confirm line-ups for Strade Bianche, Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico

Geraint Thomas for Paris-Nice, while Michael Kwiatkowski rides Strade Bianche and Tirreno-Adriatico

Geraint Thomas escapes on stage four of the 2015 Paris-Nice (Watson)
(Image credit: Watson)

Michal Kwiatkowski will lead Team Sky's charge at Saturday's Strade Bianche and Geraint Thomas is the team's contender for Paris-Nice, starting on Sunday.

Thomas is the clear leader in Paris-Nice in France on Saturday, with the Welsh Volta ao Algarve winner in a strong position to finish on the podium in the eight-stage French race. He will be supported by a mixture of climbers and Classics riders, including Luke Rowe, Ian Stannard, Sergio Henao and Nicolas Roche. Ben Swift will provide an option for sprint wins.

Thomas finished fifth in Paris-Nice last year in support of overall winner Richie Porte. Now signed to BMC, Porte will be one of Thomas's biggest rivals in the race along with Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) and Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin).

Polish former world champion Kwiatkowski has not raced on the white roads of Strade Bianche since winning it in 2014. He leads a strong line-up that includes British riders Andy Fenn and national road race champion Peter Kennaugh.

Michal Kwiatkowski wins the 2014 Strade Bianche

Michal Kwiatkowski wins the 2014 Strade Bianche
(Image credit: Watson)

Kwiatkowski will then be back in action for Tirreno-Adriatico in Italy on Wednesday, March 9, with Wout Poels and Leopold Konig giving the British WorldTour team some possibilities for a high overall result.

>>> 11 riders to watch at Paris-Nice

Strade Bianche, Italy, March 5

Andrew Fenn

Michal Golas

Peter Kennaugh

Christian Knees

Michal Kwiatkowski

Gianni Moscon

Lars Petter Nordhaug

Salvatore Puccio

Paris-Nice, France, March 6-13

Ian Boswell

Sergio Henao

Mikel Nieve

Nicolas Roche

Luke Rowe

Ian Stannard

Ben Swift

Geraint Thomas

Tirreno-Adriatico, Italy, March 9-15

Michal Golas

Peter Kennaugh

Vasil Kiryienka

Michal Kwiatkowski

Lars Petter Nordhaug

Wout Poels

Salvatore Puccio

Elia Viviani