Italian climber Domenico Pozzovivo is also making his return to the WorldTour at the UAE Tour, eight months after he was struck by an automobile.
Veteran Italian star recounts his near-fatal collision and promises to mount a comeback to competition despite heavy cost
RCS sport released the preliminary start list for the race, which will begin May 4 in Jerusalem.
Racing through the driving rain in La Punt, Switzerland, Domenico Pozzovivo rode to victory Thursday in Tour de Suisse stage 6.
Matthews survives category 2 climb late in the stage to emerge victorious in Sestri Levante, sprinting to victory wearing the pink jersey
Once the Giro d'Italia entered the famous port city where Christopher Columbus set sail, some contenders' ships started taking on water