Telenet–Baloise Lions

Telenet–Baloise Lions (UCI Code: TBL) is a UCI Continental cycling team based in Belgium which focuses predominantly on the cyclo-cross season. The team is named after its main sponsors Telenet and Baloise. The team was previously called Spaar-Select.

Telenet–Baloise Lions
Tour de Rijke 2011 Telenet Fidea.jpg
Team information
UCI code
  • FID (2006–2012)
  • TFC (2013–2016)
  • TFL (2017–2019)
  • TBL (2020–)
RegisteredBelgium
Founded2000 (2000)
Discipline(s)
  • Cyclo-cross
  • Road
StatusContinental
Key personnel
General managerHans Van Kasteren (until 2016)
Sven Nys (since 2016)
Team name history
2000–2004
2004–2009
2009–2016
2017–2019
2020–
Spaarselect
Fidea Cycling Team
Telenet–Fidea
Telenet–Fidea Lions
Telenet–Baloise Lions

Previous leaders of the team are the former Cyclo-Cross World Champions – Erwin Vervecken and Bart Wellens as well as the double Under 23 Cyclo-Cross World Champion, Zdeněk Štybar. Kevin Pauwels also rode for the team. The team manager is Sven Nys and the directeur sportifs include two former Cyclo-Cross World Champions – Danny De Bie and Roland Liboton.

Team rosterEdit

As of 19 May 2020.[1]
Rider Date of birth
  Jim Aernouts (BEL) (1989-03-23) 23 March 1989 (age 31)
  Thijs Aerts (BEL) (1996-11-03) 3 November 1996 (age 24)
  Toon Aerts (BEL) (1993-10-19) 19 October 1993 (age 27)
  Yentl Bekaert (BEL) (1999-07-18) 18 July 1999 (age 21)
  Nicolas Cleppe (BEL) (1995-12-12) 12 December 1995 (age 25)
Rider Date of birth
  Andreas Goeman (BEL) (1999-08-07) 7 August 1999 (age 21)
  Liam Helsocht (BEL) (1997-05-13) 13 May 1997 (age 23)
  Jelle Looijen (NED) (2000-09-03) 3 September 2000 (age 20)
  Daan Mariën (BEL) (1999-01-29) 29 January 1999 (age 21)
  Lars van der Haar (NED) (1991-07-23) 23 July 1991 (age 29)

Major victoriesEdit

Cyclo-crossEdit

2000
Cyklokros Tabor, Bart Wellens
2001
Cyclo-cross Wetzikon, Bart Wellens
Cyclo-cross Harnes, Bart Wellens
2002
2003
UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, Bart Wellens
Cyclo-cross Wetzikon, Bart Wellens
Cyclo-cross Koppenberg, Bart Wellens
Cyclo-cross Vossem, Bart Wellens
Cyclo-cross Kalmthout, Bart Wellens
Azencross, Bart Wellens
2004
UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, Bart Wellens
  Belgium Cyclo-cross Championships, Bart Wellens
Grand Prix Nommay, Bart Wellens
Vlaamse Aardbeiencross, Erwin Vervecken
Duinencross Koksijde, Erwin Vervecken
Superprestige Diegem, Erwin Vervecken
2005
Vlaamse Aardbeiencross, Erwin Vervecken
Cyclo-cross Ruddervoorde, Bart Wellens
Cyclo-cross Sint-Michielsgestel, Bart Wellens
Ziklokross Igorre, Bart Wellens
2006
UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, Erwin Vervecken
  Luxembourg Cyclo-cross Championships, Jempy Drucker
Niel Jaarmarkt Cyclo-cross, Bart Wellens
Trofeo Mamma & Papà Guerciotti, Bart Wellens
Kersttrofee Hofstade, Erwin Vervecken
2007
UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, Erwin Vervecken
  Belgium Cyclo-cross Championships, Bart Wellens
  Czech Republic Cyclo-cross Championships, Petr Dlask
Cyclo-cross Kalmthout, Zdeněk Štybar
Niel Jaarmarkt Cyclo-cross, Bart Wellens
2008
  Czech Republic Cyclo-cross Championships, Zdeněk Štybar
  Luxembourg Cyclo-cross Championships, Jempy Drucker
Grand Prix van Hasselt, Bart Wellens
Duinencross Koksijde, Erwin Vervecken
Superprestige Diegem, Zdeněk Štybar
Azencross, Zdeněk Štybar
2009
  Czech Republic Cyclo-cross Championships, Zdeněk Štybar
Grand Prix van Hasselt, Zdeněk Štybar
Bollekescross, Zdeněk Štybar
Duinencross Koksijde, Zdeněk Štybar
Ziklokross Igorre, Zdeněk Štybar
Cyclo-cross Zolder, Kevin Pauwels
2010
UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, Zdeněk Štybar
  Czech Republic Cyclo-cross Championships, Zdeněk Štybar
  Slovakia Cyclo-cross Championships, Robert Gavenda
Overall UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, Zdeněk Štybar
Overall Cyclo-cross Superprestige, Zdeněk Štybar
Cyclo-cross Roubaix, Zdeněk Štybar
Cyclo-cross Vorselaar, Zdeněk Štybar
Sluitingsprijs Oostmalle, Bart Wellens
Cyclo-cross Namur, Zdeněk Štybar
Cyclo-cross Ruddervoorde, Zdeněk Štybar
Cyclo-cross Aigle, Zdeněk Štybar
Cyklokros Plzeň, Zdeněk Štybar
Grand Prix van Hasselt, Kevin Pauwels
Cyclo-cross Gieten, Tom Meeusen
Cyclo-cross Kalmthout, Tom Meeusen
2011
UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, Zdeněk Štybar
  Czech Republic Cyclo-cross Championships, Zdeněk Štybar
   Switzerland Cyclo-cross Championships, Arnaud Grand
Cyclo-cross Essen, Bart Wellens
Cyclo-cross Pont-Château, Kevin Pauwels
Krawatencross, Kevin Pauwels
2012
Krawatencross, Tom Meeusen
Vlaamse Aardbeiencross, Tom Meeusen
2013
Cyclo-cross Koppenberg, Tom Meeusen
2014
Gran Prix Nommay, Tom Meeusen
Noordzeecross, Tom Meeusen

Road cyclingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Telenet Lions". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 19 May 2020. Retrieved 19 May 2020.

External linksEdit