Andy Tennant is set to make his Canyon Eisberg debut in the 52nd Clayton Spring Classic in Clitheroe on Sunday (10am).
The 30-year-old British track star will be joined by Louis Rose-Davies and Jack Pullar, who both kicked off their season in the Perfs Pedal earlier this month.
The latter will aim to arrive at the race with all his own kit after picking up the wrong bag when he set off for the season-opener in Portsmouth a fortnight ago.
Matt Nowell was also pencilled in for the 56-mile handicap battle but will now swerve the race as a precaution after recently recovering from a knee injury.
The Clayton Spring Classic field, down from 80 to 60 this year, is split into three groups, each rolling out on to the course at different times.
First on to the road will be the women, cat 3 juniors and cat 2/3 vets, followed by cat 2/3 men and cat 1/2 juniors three-and-a-half minutes later.
Finally, the scratch group will get their race under way. Trailing the first group by seven minutes, the first goal of the professional/elite teams and cat 1 men is to make the catch.
In 2016, juniors Tom Pidcock and Rob Scott stayed clear to hold off the sprint finish of Ian Wilkinson by just a few bike lengths.
Last season, Jacob Hennessy and the 100% ME team had strength in numbers and made it count with victory.
Tennant, who is beginning the next chapter in his road career after three years with Team Wiggins, Rose-Davies and Pullar will face a powerful list of rivals.
JLT Condor trio James Gullen, Tom Moses and Ian Bibby are pencilled in, the latter having starred in the New Zealand Cycle Classic in January.
Meanwhile, Ribble Pro Cycling – formerly Brother NRG – have a quartet of contenders, including former champion Simon Wilson.
Past winners of the race, promoted by Clayton Velo, include Chris Newton, Ian Stannard, Rob Hayles and Dean Downing, underlining its importance in the early-season calendar.
Click here to check out the full start list, courtesy of Velo UK. The racing headquarters is at Eddisford Junior School in Clitheroe.
After this weekend, the next time Canyon Eisberg will ride as a team will be in the UCI 1.2 Grand Prix de la Ville de Lillers in France on Sunday, March 4.