Giro d'Italia winner Tom Dumoulin set for Tour de Suisse along with Peter Sagan and Greg Van Avermaet

The Swiss race features a stellar line-up of riders eager to find form ahead of the Tour de France in July

Tom Dumoulin in pink on stage 11 of the Giro d'Italia 2017 (Sunada)
(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Giro d'Italia winner Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) will be back in action just a few weeks after his victory in Milan, with a return to racing set for the nine-day stage race, the Tour de Suisse in June.

The Dutchman took a sensational victory in the final time trial of the 100th Giro, beating Nairo Quintana (Movistar) into second and Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) into third.

With a ride at the Tour de France on the cards, Dumoulin will be back in search of some more racing form before the second Grand Tour of the year begins on July 1 with a 14km time trial in Düsseldorf.

Along with Dumoulin, a number of other big name riders will be heading to the start line of the Tour de Suisse to add to the stellar field.

Tour of Flanders winner Philippe Gilbert will start for his Quick-Step team after returning to racing at the Tour of Belgium in May, while his compatriot Greg Van Avermaet will appear for BMC Racing after a magnificent spring in which he won Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, E3 Harelbeke, Ghent-Wevelgem and Paris-Roubaix.

World champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) will headline the sprinters at the race, though he'll face tough competition from four-time Giro stage winner Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step), Elia Viviani (Team Sky), Michael Matthews (Sunweb) and John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo).

While most of the Tour de France overall contenders will be heading to the Critérium du Dauphiné instead, there will still be a competitive line-up of riders aiming for victory in Switzerland.

Three-time winner Rui Costa will lead UAE Team Emirates off the back of a Giro d'Italia in which he missed out on a stage. He'll come up against former winners Simon Spilak (Katusha-Alpecin), Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) and Bahrain-Merida's Tour de France hopeful Ion Izagirre in the fight for general classification.

The Tour de Suisse runs over nine stages from June 10 - 18 featuring a prologue, some tough mountain stages and a final day time trial.

Provisional start list, Tour de Suisse 2017

Astana (Kaz)

1 LÓPEZ Miguel Ángel

2 KANGERT Tanel

3 BRESCHEL Matti

4 FOMINYKH Daniil

5 GATTO Oscar

6 GRUZDEV Dmitriy

7 KAMYSHEV Arman

8 MOSER Moreno

BMC Racing (USA)

11 VAN AVERMAET Greg

12 CARUSO Damiano

13 DILLIER Silvan

14 DRUCKER Jean-Pierre

15 ELMIGER Martin

16 KÜNG Stefan

17 OSS Daniel

18 SCHAR Michael

Ag2r La Mondiale (Fra)

21 FRANK Mathias

22 BAKELANTS Jan

23 GASTAUER Ben

24 GOUGEARD Alexis

25 ENGER Sondre Holst

26 HOULE Hugo

27 MONTAGUTI Matteo

28 POZZOVIVO Domenico

Bora-Hansgrohe (Ger)

31 SAGAN Peter

32 BÁRTA Jan

33 BODNAR Maciej

34 BURGHARDT Marcus

35 KONRAD Patrick

36 KOLAR Michael

37 MCCARTHY Jay

38 SAGAN Juraj

Cannondale-Drapac (USA)

41 DOMBROWSKI Joe

42 CARTHY Hugh

43 CRADDOCK Lawson

44 MULLEN Ryan

45 PHINNEY Taylor

46 VANMARCKE Sep

47 VILLELLA Davide

48 WOODS Michael

Dimension Data (RSA)

51 MORTON Lachlan

52 JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt

53 DOUGALL Nick

54 KUDUS Merhawi

55 VENTER Jaco

56 DEBESAY Mekseb

57 KING Benjamin

58 FARRAR Tyler

FDJ (Fra)

61 REICHENBACH Sebastien

62 EIKING Odd Christian

63 HOELGAARD Daniel

64 MORABITO Steve

65 PINEAU Cédric

66 RÉZA Kévin

67 ROUX Anthony

68 VICHOT Arthu

Katusha-Alpecin (Sui)

71 ŠPILAK Simon

72 HOLLENSTEIN Reto

73 LOSADA Alberto

74 MAMYKIN Matvey

75 PLANCKAERT Baptiste

76 HALLER Marco

77 RESTREPO Jhonatan

78 TAARAMÄE Rein

Lotto-Soudal (Bel)

81 WELLENS Tim

82 DEBUSSCHERE Jens

83 DE CLERCQ Bart

84 MARCZYNSKI Tomasz

85 MONFORT Maxime

86 ROELANDTS Jurgen

87 VERVAEKE Louis

88 WALLAYS Jelle

Movistar (Esp)

91 CASTROVIEJO Jonathan

92 BETANCUR Carlos

93 DE LA PARTE Víctor

94 OLIVEIRA Nelson

95 DOWSETT Alex

96 PEDRERO Antonio

97 QUINTANA Dayer

98 SOLER Marc

Orica-Scott (Aus)

101 ALBASINI Michael

102 DURBRIDGE Luke

103 POWER Robert

104 CORT NIELSEN Magnus

105 EDMONDSON Alexander

106 VERONA Carlos

107 BEWLEY Sam

108 HAYMAN Mathew

Quick-Step Floors (Bel)

111 GILBERT Philippe

112 BAUER Jack

113 BRAMBILLA Gianluca

114 DE LA CRUZ David

115 GAVIRIA Fernando

116 LAMPAERT Yves

117 STYBAR Zdenek

118 TRENTIN Matteo

Team Sky (GBr)

121 POELS Wout

122 BOSWELL Ian

123 DEIGNAN Philip

124 DOULL Owain

125 ELISSONDE Kenny

126 GOLAS Michal

127 KENNAUGH Peter

128 VIVIANI Elia

Team Sunweb (Ger)

131 DUMOULIN Tom

132 ARNDT Nikias

133 CURVERS Roy

134 KELDERMAN Wilco

135 MATTHEWS Michael

136 SINKELDAM Ramon

137 TEUNISSEN Mike

138 TIMMER Albert

Bahrain-Merida (Bhn)

141 IZAGIRRE Ion

142 BONIFAZIO Niccolo

143 CINK Ondrej

144 GARCIA CORTINA Ivan

145 GRMAY Tsgabu

146 HAUSSLER Heinrich

147 MORENO Javier

148 VISCONTI Giovanni

Trek-Segafredo (USA)

151 PANTANO Jarlinson

152 DE KORT Koen

153 DEGENKOLB John

154 FELLINE Fabio

155 BRÄNDLE Matthias

156 RAST Gregory

157 REIJNEN Kiel

158 VAN POPPEL Boy

LottoNL-Jumbo (Ned)

161 KRUIJSWIJK Steven

162 VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen

163 KEIZER Martijn

164 LINDEMAN Bert-Jan

165 LOBATO Juan José

166 MARTENS Paul

167 OLIVIER Daan

168 TANKINK Bram

UAE – Team Emirates (UAE)

171 COSTA Rui

172 ATAPUMA John Darwin

173 CONSONNI Simone

174 CONTI Valerio

175 PETILLI Simone

176 KUMP Marko

177 MODOLO Sacha

178 MOHORIC Mate

Aqua Blue Sport

181 BLYTHE Adam

182 CHRISTIAN Mark

183 DUNNE Conor

184 GATE Aaron

185 PEARSON Daniel

186 WARBASSE Larry

187 NORDHAUG Lars Petter

188 KREDER Michel

CCC Sprandi Polkowice

191 HIRT Jan

192

193 GROSSSCHARTNER Felix

194 KOCH Jonas

195 PATERSKI Maciej

196 PLUCINSKI Leszek

197 PONZI Simone

198 SAMOILAU Branislau

Direct Enrgie

201 CHAVANEL Sylvain

202 ANDERSON Ryan

203 BOUDAT Thomas

204 CALMEJANE Lilian

205 DUCHESNE Antoine

206 GRELLIER Fabien

207 HIVERT Jonathan

208 QUEMENEUR Perrig

Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij

211 WEENING Pieter

212 ASSELMAN Jesper

213 BUDDING Martijn

214 MEIJERS Jeroen

215 RIESEBEEK Oscar

216 TUSVELD Martijn

217 VAN DER HOORN Taco

218 VAN DER LIJKE Nick