Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise

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Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
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Team information
UCI code TSV
Based Belgium
Founded 1994 (1994)
Discipline Road
Status UCI Professional Continental
Bicycles Eddy Merckx
Website Team home page
Key personnel
General manager Christophe Sercu
Team name history
1994–2000
2001–2004
2005
2006–2007
2008
2009–2012
2013–
Vlaanderen 2002
Vlaanderen – T-Interim
Chocolade Jacques – T-Interim
Chocolade Jacques – Topsport Vlaanderen
Topsport Vlaanderen
Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise jersey
Jersey
Current season

Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise (UCI team code: TSV) is a professional cycling team based in Belgium that participates in UCI Continental Circuits races and when selected as a wildcard to UCI ProTour events. The team is managed by Christophe Sercu, with Roger Swerts, Walter Planckaert and Jean-Pierre Heynderickx assisting as directeurs sportifs.

Team roster[edit]

As of 6 February 2014.[1]
Rider Date of birth
 Victor Campenaerts (BEL) (1991-10-28) 28 October 1991 (age 22)
 Jasper De Buyst (BEL) (1993-11-24) 24 November 1993 (age 20)
 Kevin De Jonghe (BEL) (1991-12-04) 4 December 1991 (age 22)
 Kenny De Ketele (BEL) (1985-06-05) 5 June 1985 (age 29)
 Moreno De Pauw (BEL) (1991-08-12) 12 August 1991 (age 23)
 Tim Declercq (BEL) (1989-03-21) 21 March 1989 (age 25)
 Sander Helven (BEL) (1990-05-30) 30 May 1990 (age 24)
 Pieter Jacobs (BEL) (1986-06-06) 6 June 1986 (age 28)
 Yves Lampaert (BEL) (1991-04-10) 10 April 1991 (age 23)
 Eliot Lietaer (BEL) (1990-08-15) 15 August 1990 (age 24)
 Jonas Rickaert (BEL) (1994-02-07) 7 February 1994 (age 20)
 Jarl Salomein (BEL) (1989-01-27) 27 January 1989 (age 25)
 Thomas Sprengers (BEL) (1990-02-05) 5 February 1990 (age 24)
Rider Date of birth
 Stijn Steels (BEL) (1989-08-21) 21 August 1989 (age 25)
 Edward Theuns (BEL) (1991-04-30) 30 April 1991 (age 23)
 Tom Van Asbroeck (BEL) (1990-04-19) 19 April 1990 (age 24)
 Preben Van Hecke (BEL) (1982-07-09) 9 July 1982 (age 32)
 Gijs Van Hoecke (BEL) (1991-11-12) 12 November 1991 (age 22)
 Michael Van Staeyen (BEL) (1988-08-13) 13 August 1988 (age 26)
 Kenneth Vanbilsen (BEL) (1990-06-01) 1 June 1990 (age 24)
 Arthur Vanoverberghe (BEL) (1990-02-07) 7 February 1990 (age 24)
 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (BEL) (1987-02-10) 10 February 1987 (age 27)
 Otto Vergaerde (BEL) (1994-07-15) 15 July 1994 (age 20)
 Zico Waeytens (BEL) (1991-09-29) 29 September 1991 (age 22)
 Jelle Wallays (BEL) (1989-05-11) 11 May 1989 (age 25)

Major results[edit]

1995
1st Stage 4 Ronde van Nederland, Tom Steels
1st Nationale Sluitingsprijs, Tom Steels
1st Grote 1-Mej Prijs, Tom Steels
1st GP van Steenbergen, Tom Steels
1996
1st Schaal Sels, Glenn D'Hollander
1st GP d'Isbergues, Mario Aerts
1st Stage 9 Österreich-Rundfahrt, Luc Roosen
1st Stage 10 Österreich-Rundfahrt, Glenn D'Hollander
1997
1st Overall Circuit Franco-Belge, Mario Aerts
1st Stage 1, Geert Van Bondt
1st Stage 3, Kris Gerits
1st Overall Circuito Montañés, Kurt Van De Wouwer
1st Stage 1, Erwin Thijs
1998
1st Eurode Omloop, Glenn D'Hollander
1st Stage 3 Circuit Franco-Belge, Kris Gerits
1st Zellik-Galmaarden, Kris Gerits
1st Flèche Ardennaise, Kris Gerits
1st Stage 4 Ronde van Nederland, Peter Wuyts
1st Stage 1 Tour de l'Avenir, Leif Hoste
1st Stage 2 Tour de l'Avenir, Peter Wuyts
1999
1st Stage 5 Circuit des Mines, Wilfried Cretskens
1st Stage 6b Circuit des Mines, Stive Vermaut
1st Stage 1 Circuito Montañes, Glenn D'Hollander
1st Stage 4b Circuito Montañes, Team Time Trial
1st Stage 3a Bayern-Rundfahrt, Kris Gerits
1st Eurode Omloop, Kris Gerits
1st Flèche Namuroise-Bioul, Wilfried Cretskens
2000
1st Stage 2 & 3 Ster der Beloften, Erwin Thijs
1st Ronde van Limburg, Erwin Thijs
1st Stage 2 Dekra Open Stuttgart, Björn Leukemans
1st Stage 3 Dekra Open Stuttgart, Erwin Thijs
2001
1st Le Samyn, Kris Gerits
1st Stage 3 Tour de la Somme, Nico Sijmens
2002
1st Stage 2 Circuito Montañes, Geoffrey Demeyere
2003
1st Hel van het Mergelland, Wim van Huffel
1st Stage 6b Circuit des Mines, Wouter Van Mechelen
1st Stage 4 & 6 Österreich-Rundfahrt, Nico Sijmens
1st Overall Circuito Montañes, Steven Kleynen
1st Stage 3, Nico Sijmens
1st Stage 2 Tour de China, Nico Sijmens
2004
1st GP de la Ville de Lillers, Benny De Schrooder
1st Stage 1 & 3 Vuelta a la Rioja, Jan Kuyckx
1st Stage 9 Circuit des Mines, Wouter Van Mechelen
1st Stage 6 Österreich-Rundfahrt, Jan Kuyckx
1st Stage 5a Circuito Montañes, Wesley Van Der Linden
1st Brussel-Ingooigem, Steven Caethoven
1st Stage 4 Regio Tour, Steven Caethoven
1st Schaal Sels, Geoffrey Demeyere
1st Stage 3 Tour de l'Avenir, Steven Caethoven
1st Stage 3 Tour de la Somme, Wouter Van Mechelen
2005
1st GP Rudy Dhaenens, Koen Barbé
1st Dwars door Vlaanderen, Nico Eeckhout
1st Stage 2 Three Days of De Panne, Nico Eeckhout
1st Stage 4a Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt, Pieter Mertens
1st Stage 1 Sachsen-Tour, Steven Caethoven
1st GP d'Isbergues, Nico Eeckhout
1st Omloop van het Houtland, Kevin Van Impe
1st Omloop van de Vlaamse, Nico Eeckhout
1st Stage 1 Circuit Franco-Belge, Nico Eeckhout
2006
1st Overall Etoile de Bessèges, Frederik Willems
1st Stage 1, Frederik Willems
1st Beverbeek Classic, Evert Verbist
1st De Vlaamse Pijl, Evert Verbist
1st Overall Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen, Nico Eeckhout
1st Stage 3, Nico Eeckhout
1st Omloop van het Waasland, Nico Eeckhout
1st Dwars door Vlaanderen, Frederik Veuchelen
1st Stage 5 Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt, Steven Caethoven
1st Stage 3 Ster Elektrotoer, Frederik Willems
1st Belgium Belgium, Road Race Championships, Nico Eeckhout
1st Stage 4 Österreich-Rundfahrt, Pieter Ghyllebert
1st Stage 4 Tour of Britain, Frederik Willems
1st Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen, Nico Eeckhout
1st Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen, Nico Eeckhout
1st Stage 3 Circuit Franco-Belge, Nico Eeckhout
2007
1st Stage 2 Tour Down Under, Steven Caethoven
1st Stage 4 Tour Down Under, Pieter Ghyllebert
1st De Vlaamse Pijl, Jelle Vanendert
1st Omloop van het Waasland, Nico Eeckhout
1st Internatie Reningelst, Iljo Keisse
1st Schaal Sels, Kenny Dehaes
2008
1st Beverbeek Classic, Johan Coenen
1st Omloop van het Waasland, Nico Eeckhout
1st Stage 3 Four Days of Dunkirk, Kenny Dehaes
1st Stage 1 Tour of Belgium, Kenny Dehaes
3rd Dutch Food Valley Classic, Nico Eeckhout
2009
1st Omloop van het Waasland, Johan Coenen
1st I.W.T. Jong Maar Moedig, Thomas De Gendt
1st Stage 4 Tour de Wallonie, Thomas De Gendt
1st Stage 3 Vuelta a Burgos, Nikolas Maes
2nd GP Kanton Aargau, Ben Hermans
3rd Paris–Brussels, Kristof Goddaert
2010
1st Stage 2 Tour of Qatar, Geert Steurs
1st Stage 3 Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen, Kris Boeckmans
1st GP Kanton Aargau, Kristof Vandewalle
1st Stage 5 Ster Elektrotoer, Kris Boeckmans
1st Stage 2 Tour of Denmark, Michael Van Staeyen
1st Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen, Michael Van Staeyen
2nd Gent–Wevelgem, Sep Vanmarcke
3rd Tre Valli Varesine, Jérôme Baugnies
2011
1st Sparkassen Giro Bochum, Pieter Vanspeybrouck
2012
1st Beverbeek Classic, Tom Van Asbroeck
1st Omloop van het Waasland, Preben Van Hecke
1st IWT Jong Maar Moedig, Tim Declercq
1st GP Stad Geel, Tom Van Asbroeck
2013
1st Stage 1 Étoile de Bessèges, Michael Van Staeyen
1st Omloop van het Waasland, Pieter Jacobs
1st IWT Jong Maar Moedig, Tim Declercq
1st GP Stad Geel, Yves Lampaert
1st Antwerpse Havenpijl, Preben Van Hecke
1st Stage 1 World Ports Classic, Jelle Wallays
1st Schaal Sels-Merksem, Pieter Jacobs
1st Grand Prix de la Somme, Preben Van Hecke
2014
1st Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise, Kenneth Vanbilsen
1st Stage 1 Étoile de Bessèges, Sander Helven
1st Cholet-Pays de Loire, Tom Van Asbroeck
1st Stage 2 Boucles de la Mayenne, Eliot Lietaer
1st Stage 4 Tour de Wallonie, Tom Van Asbroeck
1st Internationale Wielertrofee Jong Maar Moedig I.W.T., Gijs Van Hoecke
1st GP Stad Zottegem, Edward Theuns
1st Arnhem Veenendaal Classic, Yves Lampaert
1st De Kustpijl, Michael van Staeyen

National Champions[edit]

2006
1st  Belgium Road Race Championships, Nico Eeckhout

Bike Sponsor[edit]

Since 1994, Topsport Vlaanderen and its predecessors are sponsored by Eddy Merckx Cycles. They currently ride with the company's flagship bike, the EMX-525.

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