Lotto have opted for a collection of potential stage winners, rather than focusing on putting forward a GC contender in the race which runs until May 26 where it finishes in Brescia.
Andre Greipel is not in the team and will take a break after the Tour of Turkey before aiming his sights on the Tour of Belgium, while Van den Broeck will concentrate on the Tour de France.
That leaves De Greef to carry the team’s ambitions for the general classification, having finished 19th overall last year.
Denmark’s Bak prevailed in Sestri Levante last year, and he will target the hilly stages of the Giro, which begins with a flat 130km circuit stage along the seafront.
Lotto Belisol team: Lars Bak, Dirk Bellemakers, Francis De Greef, Kenny Dehaes, Gert Dockx, Adam Hansen, Olivier Kaisen, Tim Wellens and Frederik Willems.