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Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise
Topsport Vlaanderen logo.png
Team information
UCI code TSV
Registered 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
2013–2016
2017–
Vlaanderen 2002
Vlaanderen–T-Interim
Chocolade Jacques–T-Interim
Chocolade Jacques–Topsport Vlaanderen
Topsport Vlaanderen
Topsport Vlaanderen–Mercator
Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise
Sport Vlaanderen–Baloise
Sport Vlaanderen–Baloise jersey
Jersey
Current season

Sport 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]

Rider Date of birth
 Piet Allegaert (BEL) (1995-01-20) 20 January 1995 (age 22)
 Amaury Capiot (BEL) (1993-06-25) 25 June 1993 (age 24)
 Aimé De Gendt (BEL) (1994-06-17) 17 June 1994 (age 23)
 Kenny De Ketele (BEL) (1985-06-05) 5 June 1985 (age 32)
 Moreno De Pauw (BEL) (1991-08-12) 12 August 1991 (age 26)
 Lindsay De Vylder (BEL) (1995-05-30) 30 May 1995 (age 22)
 Benjamin Declercq (BEL) (1994-02-04) 4 February 1994 (age 23)
 Kevin Deltombe (BEL) (1994-02-27) 27 February 1994 (age 23)
 Maxime Farazijn (BEL) (1994-06-02) 2 June 1994 (age 23)
 Eliot Lietaer (BEL) (1990-08-15) 15 August 1990 (age 27)
 Christophe Noppe (BEL) (1994-11-29) 29 November 1994 (age 22)
Rider Date of birth
 Edward Planckaert (BEL) (1995-02-01) 1 February 1995 (age 22)
 Ruben Pols (BEL) (1994-11-03) 3 November 1994 (age 23)
 Jonas Rickaert (BEL) (1994-02-07) 7 February 1994 (age 23)
 Jarl Salomein (BEL) (1989-01-27) 27 January 1989 (age 28)
 Thomas Sprengers (BEL) (1990-02-05) 5 February 1990 (age 27)
 Stijn Steels (BEL) (1989-08-21) 21 August 1989 (age 28)
 Dries Van Gestel (BEL) (1994-09-30) 30 September 1994 (age 23)
 Preben Van Hecke (BEL) (1982-07-09) 9 July 1982 (age 35)
 Bert Van Lerberghe (BEL) (1992-09-29) 29 September 1992 (age 25)
 Kenneth Van Rooy (BEL) (1993-10-08) 8 October 1993 (age 24)
 Jens Wallays (BEL) (1992-09-15) 15 September 1992 (age 25)

Major wins[edit]

1995
Stage 4 Ronde van Nederland, Tom Steels
Nationale Sluitingsprijs, Tom Steels
Grote 1-MeiPrijs, Tom Steels
GP van Steenbergen, Tom Steels
1996
Schaal Sels, Glenn D'Hollander
Grand Prix d'Isbergues, Mario Aerts
Stage 9 Tour of Austria, Luc Roosen
Stage 10 Tour of Austria, Glenn D'Hollander
1997
Overall Circuit Franco-Belge, Mario Aerts
Stage 1, Geert Van Bondt
Stage 3, Kris Gerits
Overall Circuito Montañés, Kurt Van De Wouwer
Stage 1, Erwin Thijs
1998
Eurode Omloop, Glenn D'Hollander
Stage 3 Circuit Franco-Belge, Kris Gerits
Zellik–Galmaarden, Kris Gerits
Flèche Ardennaise, Kris Gerits
Stage 4 Ronde van Nederland, Peter Wuyts
Stage 1 Tour de l'Avenir, Leif Hoste
Stage 2 Tour de l'Avenir, Peter Wuyts
1999
Stage 5 Circuit des Mines, Wilfried Cretskens
Stage 6b Circuit des Mines, Stive Vermaut
Stage 1 Circuito Montañés, Glenn D'Hollander
Stage 4b Circuito Montañés, Team Time Trial
Stage 3a Bayern-Rundfahrt, Kris Gerits
Eurode Omloop, Kris Gerits
Flèche Namuroise-Bioul, Wilfried Cretskens
2000
Stages 2 & 3 Ster der Beloften, Erwin Thijs
Ronde van Limburg, Erwin Thijs
Stage 2 Dekra Open Stuttgart, Björn Leukemans
Stage 3 Dekra Open Stuttgart, Erwin Thijs
2001
Le Samyn, Kris Gerits
Stage 3 Tour de la Somme, Nico Sijmens
2002
Stage 2 Circuito Montañés, Geoffrey Demeyere
2003
Hel van het Mergelland, Wim Van Huffel
Stage 6b Circuit des Mines, Wouter Van Mechelen
Stages 4 & 6 Tour of Austria, Nico Sijmens
Overall Circuito Montañés, Steven Kleynen
Stage 3, Nico Sijmens
Stage 2 Tour of China, Nico Sijmens
2004
Grand Prix de la Ville de Lillers, Benny De Schrooder
Stages 1 & 3 Vuelta a La Rioja, Jan Kuyckx
Stage 9 Circuit des Mines, Wouter Van Mechelen
Stage 6 Tour of Austria, Jan Kuyckx
Stage 5a Circuito Montañés, Wesley Van der Linden
Brussel–Ingooigem, Steven Caethoven
Stage 4 Regio-Tour, Steven Caethoven
Schaal Sels, Geoffrey Demeyere
Stage 3 Tour de l'Avenir, Steven Caethoven
Stage 3 Tour de la Somme, Wouter Van Mechelen
2005
Grand Prix Rudy Dhaenens, Koen Barbé
Dwars door Vlaanderen, Niko Eeckhout
Stage 2 Three Days of De Panne, Niko Eeckhout
Stage 4a Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt, Pieter Mertens
Stage 1 Sachsen Tour, Steven Caethoven
Grand Prix d'Isbergues, Niko Eeckhout
Omloop van het Houtland, Kevin van Impe
Omloop van de Vlaamse Scheldeboorden, Niko Eeckhout
Stage 1 Circuit Franco-Belge, Niko Eeckhout
2006
Overall Étoile de Bessèges, Frederik Willems
Stage 1, Frederik Willems
Beverbeek Classic, Evert Verbist
De Vlaamse Pijl, Evert Verbist
Overall Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen, Niko Eeckhout
Stage 3, Niko Eeckhout
Omloop van het Waasland, Niko Eeckhout
Dwars door Vlaanderen, Frederik Veuchelen
Stage 5 Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt, Steven Caethoven
Stage 3 Ster Elektrotoer, Frederik Willems
 Belgium Road Race Championships, Niko Eeckhout
Stage 4 Tour of Austria, Pieter Ghyllebert
Stage 4 Tour of Britain, Frederik Willems
Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen, Niko Eeckhout
Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen, Niko Eeckhout
Stage 3 Circuit Franco-Belge, Niko Eeckhout
2007
Stage 2 Tour Down Under, Steven Caethoven
Stage 4 Tour Down Under, Pieter Ghyllebert
De Vlaamse Pijl, Jelle Vanendert
Omloop van het Waasland, Niko Eeckhout
Internatie Reningelst, Iljo Keisse
Schaal Sels, Kenny Dehaes
2008
Beverbeek Classic, Johan Coenen
Omloop van het Waasland, Niko Eeckhout
Stage 3 Four Days of Dunkirk, Kenny Dehaes
Stage 1 Tour of Belgium, Kenny Dehaes
2009
Omloop van het Waasland, Johan Coenen
Internationale Wielertrofee Jong Maar Moedig, Thomas De Gendt
Stage 4 Tour de Wallonie, Thomas De Gendt
Stage 3 Vuelta a Burgos, Nikolas Maes
2010
Stage 2 Tour of Qatar, Geert Steurs
Stage 3 Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen, Kris Boeckmans
Grand Prix of Aargau Canton, Kristof Vandewalle
Stage 5 Ster Elektrotoer, Kris Boeckmans
Stage 2 Danmark Rundt, Michael Van Staeyen
Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen, Michael Van Staeyen
2011
Sparkassen Giro Bochum, Pieter Vanspeybrouck
2012
Beverbeek Classic, Tom Van Asbroeck
Omloop van het Waasland, Preben Van Hecke
Internationale Wielertrofee Jong Maar Moedig, Tim Declercq
GP Stad Geel, Tom Van Asbroeck
2013
Stage 1 Étoile de Bessèges, Michael Van Staeyen
Omloop van het Waasland, Pieter Jacobs
Internationale Wielertrofee Jong Maar Moedig, Tim Declercq
GP Stad Geel, Yves Lampaert
Antwerpse Havenpijl, Preben Van Hecke
Stage 1 World Ports Classic, Jelle Wallays
Schaal Sels, Pieter Jacobs
Grand Prix de la Somme, Preben Van Hecke
2014
Paris–Tours, Jelle Wallays
Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise, Kenneth Vanbilsen
Stage 1 Étoile de Bessèges, Sander Helven
Cholet-Pays de Loire, Tom Van Asbroeck
Stage 2 Boucles de la Mayenne, Eliot Lietaer
Stage 4 Tour de Wallonie, Tom Van Asbroeck
Internationale Wielertrofee Jong Maar Moedig, Gijs Van Hoecke
Grote Prijs Stad Zottegem, Edward Theuns
Arnhem–Veenendaal Classic, Yves Lampaert
De Kustpijl, Michael Van Staeyen
Omloop van het Houtland, Jelle Wallays
2015
Dwars door Vlaanderen, Jelle Wallays
Ronde van Drenthe, Edward Theuns
Stage 5 Four Days of Dunkirk, Edward Theuns
Grand Prix Criquielion, Jelle Wallays
 Belgium Road Race Championships, Preben Van Hecke
Dwars door de Vlaamse Ardennen, Stijn Steels
Polynormande, Oliver Naesen
Gooikse Pijl, Oliver Naesen
Duo Normand, Victor Campenaerts & Jelle Wallays
Stage 3 Tour de l'Eurométropole, Edward Theuns
2016
Grand Prix de la Ville de Lillers, Stijn Steels

National champions[edit]

2006
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgium Road Race Championships, Niko Eeckhout
2015
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgium Road Race Championships, Preben Van Hecke

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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