The strong Norwegian was part of the select group sprinting for the win and finished fifth on that occasion.
He now hopes to deliver another top result to finish off the first part of the spring classics in style.
“I think it’s going to be a hard and fast race on Sunday,” said Boasson Hagen.
“I’m really looking forward to it. I feel my condition has been getting better for every race I’ve done in this spring campaign. Last year was really good but I didn’t win. Now, I’m ready to try again.”
Sports director Roger Hammond said that they were really excited to take on the race.
“Last year, we had a guy sprinting for the victory and that gives us a lot of hope and anticipation,” said Hammond.
“Right now, we are trying to work out how we can beat Sagan and Boonen and those guys.
“I think we definitely have one of the pre-race favourites and that gives us extra enthusiasm and energy for the race.”