The 19-year-old, who won five races in his first season with Deceuninck-Quick-Step, said he was looking forward to his first three-week race.
“[It’s] a huge and prestigious event that captures one’s imagination.
“I am happy that the team have put their faith in me and have given me this amazing opportunity,” said the Clásica de San Sebastián winner.
The Belgian added that it would be “quite a big experience” to see how he would cope with the three weeks of demanding racing and the many hurdles that lay ahead.
“At the same time I’m very excited to just discover the Giro.
“The plan is to take it day by day, see how things go, give my best every time and enjoy it while continuing to learn.”