Richie Porte will begin his Tour de France preparations alongside fellow Tasmanian and Trek-Segafredo teammate Will Clarke in Spain.
Porte, 34, began his season with a second place at the Tour Down Under but developed bronchitis after the Herald Sun Tour and has not raced since the UAE Tour three weeks ago.
He declined the chance to win Paris-Nice for a third time and returns at the Volta a Catalunya, a race he won in 2015, from Monday.
The Launceston rider is likely to contest the Tour of California for the first time in May before finalising his Tour de France preparation in June at the Criterium du Dauphine, in which he has twice finished second. "Obviously, I want to get healthy. This time last year, I had the flu so I'm not as far behind as I was this time last year," Porte told cyclingnews.com.
Clarke, 33, of Campbell Town, will also contest Catalunya fresh from some one-day races in the Netherlands, Belgium and France.
The two Tasmanian competitors in the Tour de Taiwan both had positive results.
Nathan Earle was delighted to finish fourth overall in his first race back for Israel Cycling Academy
"All things considered happy, but always a little disappointed not to win," said the Glenorchy 30-year-old whose next commitment is the one-day Classic Loire Atlantique in France.
Scott Bowden (Team BridgeLane), 23, of Hobart, powered his way through the peloton to finish fourth on stage four and 30th overall.