Ben Swift and Peter Kennaugh will be Team Sky's British riders at the Giro d'Italia after Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome were, as expected, left out of their nine-man squad.
Froome is preparing for the defence of his Tour de France title in July, while Wiggins is racing in California.
Belfast hosts the start on 9 May with two stages in Northern Ireland and one crossing into the Republic of Ireland.
The 21-stage race then heads to Italy and finishes in Trieste on 1 June.
Last week, British road race champion Mark Cavendish said he would also miss the Giro.
The Manxman, who rides for the Omega Pharma-Quick-Step team, will instead ride the tours of Turkey, California and Switzerland in preparation for the Tour de France.
Team Sky team for the 2014 Giro d'Italia: Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor), Dario Cataldo (Ita), Philip Deignan (Ire), Bernhard Eisel (Aut), Sebastian Henao (Col), Pete Kennaugh (GB), Salvatore Puccio (Ita), Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr), Ben Swift (GB)