Nairo Quintana will follow his French Arkea-Samsic's team wishes in early season and race Paris-Nice and the Ardennes Classics, rather than the Colombia Tour.
The French climbing sensation who won the king of the mountains jersey at the Tour de France will ride for the pro continental team.
Warren Barguil will sit out Milano-Sanremo due to an ankle injury. The Frenchman is Sunweb's key GC leader for the Tour de France.
AFP takes a look back at the French grand tour and highlights five key takeaways