A quartet of Tim Elverson’s squad will roll out for the three-day Tour of Quanzhou Bay on Saturday morning.
Harry Tanfield, Rory Townsend, James Lowsley-Williams and Max Stedman have travelled to China for the UCI 2.2 Asia Tour race.
The contest, which begins with an 87.6km stage from Hui An to Jinjiang, has attracted national teams from Russia, Eritrea and Malaysia.
Fellow Europe Continental outfit Bike Aid, from Germany, will be on the grid in the country’s Fujian province, as will New Zealanders Team Skoda Racing.
Two Australian teams have made the trip, including Mitchelton Scott, who will be led by former Tour Down Under, Herald Sun Tour and Tour of Japan winner Cameron Meyer.
The 29-year-old ex-Garmin and Dimension Data rider is set to return to the World Tour in 2018 when he rejoins Orica Scott.
The opening stage, which will start in the early hours of Saturday morning (British time), is followed by the queen stage on Sunday.
The 111.4km Anxi stage features category one and category two ascents before the summit finish on a second category one climb.
It is expected to prove decisive in the battle for the general classification before Monday’s finale, which is a 90.7km dash to the Maritime Silk Road Art Park.