The statement said Norwegian Edvald Boasson Hagen, who won the event in 2012, would lead the team in the race that starts and finishes in Plouy tomorrow.
It said Boasson Hagen planned to outwit his rivals on the sharp climbs and to finish strongly.
Assisting the team leader in this 256km one-day road race will be Australians Ben O’Connor and Lachlan Morton.
Mekseb Debesay (Eritrea) and Scott Thwaites (Britain) complete the line-up for one of the toughest and longest races on the calendar.
Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway)
Mekseb Debesay (Eritrea)
Nicholas Dlamini (South Africa)
Lachlan Morton (Australia)
Ben O’Connor (Australia)
Scott Thwaites (Britain)
Jaco Venter (South Africa)