He is one of ten riders listed, with nine of those set to compete in the Grand Tour.
Deignan is joined by Fumiyuki Beppu, Manuel Cardoso, Robert Hunter, Tiago Machado, Jason McCartney, Robbie McEwen, Yaroslav Popovych, Ivan Rovny and Bjorn Selander in that preselection.
He finished ninth overall in the 2009 Vuelta a España, and also won a stage.
He finished in the main bunch in today’s (Wednesday’s) Brabantse Pijl race in Belgium, coming home in that group sprinting for tenth place. Deignan didn’t contest the gallop and rolled in 39th.
The semi-Classic was won by Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto), who outsprinted breakaway companion Björn Leukemans (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) at the end of the 201 kilometre contest. They were two minutes 19 seconds ahead of the peloton.
Another Donegal rider Ronan McLaughlin was 67th in the race, six minutes and eight seconds back. He was the sole listed finisher for the An Post Grant Thornton M. Donnelly Sean Kelly team.
Deignan is next due to compete in tomorrow’s Grand Prix de Denain. He will also ride Sunday’s Amstel Gold Race.
De Brabantse Pijl – La Flèche Brabançonne: Leuven – Overijse 201.1km
1, Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) 201.1 kilometres 201.1 kilometres in 4 hours 40 mins 38 secs
2, Björn Leukemans (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) same time
3, Anthony Geslin (FDJ) at 1 min 3 secs
4, Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) same time
5, Bram Tankink (Rabobank Cycling Team) at 1 min 4 secs
6, Dries Devenyns (Quickstep Cycling Team) at 1 min 18 secs
39, Philip Deignan (Team RadioShack) at 2 mins 19 secs
67, Ronan McLaughlin (An Post Grant Thornton M. Donnelly Sean Kelly) at 6 mins 8 secs