Philip Deignan will not race the Giro d’Italia for Team Sky team in 2016.
The Letterkenny rider who is currently out of action due to a broken elbow has not featured in the list of ten names released this week for the first of the grand tour races in May.
His Irish team-mate Nicolas Roche is also absent but he is expected to be on Sky’s line up for the Tour De France.
It’s hoped that Deignan may be included in their plans for France as team leader Chris Froome looks to defend his title.
Philip has never competed on the Tour De France.