The pair will target the general classification in the Italian grand tour, which kicks off May 11 in Bologna.
With less recovery time between the Giro and Tour in 2019, it is unlikely any heavy hitters will try to win the overall in both.
Dimension Data has a new rider for its development team, thanks to a talent search on Zwift. French star Bardet might race debut Giro.
Yates backed as favorite on challenging road race course that could also benefit the French
Several riders are leaving Sunweb for other teams, leaving a void around grand tour contender Tom Dumoulin.
Tour de France runner-up Tom Dumoulin led the tributes as Geraint Thomas celebrated winning his maiden yellow jersey on Sunday.
Regardless of whether a superteam stifles racing, rivals agree on one thing: For Team Sky, it is money well-spent.