Returning to the race for the first time since 2011, Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise have notable history in the Britain’s most prestigious cycling event: Colombian Mauricio Ardila won the first modern Tour in 2004 riding for the Belgian team.

Dries Van Gestel finished 13th in this year’s Tour of Flanders, while Christophe Noppe has recorded seven top-10 placings in sprints during 2019 prior to August.

Elsewhere, track racing fans will know Kenny De Ketele and Moreno De Pauw, winners of the London six-day in 2015 and 2016.

Factfile

Nationality Belgium
Founded 1994
Website sportvlaanderen-baloise.be
Twitter @teamSVB
Tour of Britain participations Eight (2004 – 2011)