Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise welcomes our high potential Sander De Pestel, who moves up from the development team of Lotto Soudal in 2020. De Pestel and Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise have signed a two-year contract.

After winning the national title as a Junior in 2016, Sander kept making progress during his time at the U23-team of Lotto Soudal. A three-year experience during which he gained experience and achieved some great results.

Depsite a bad crash at Gent - Wevelgem in March, Sander managed to turn things around in the second half of the 2019-season by winning the time trial and finishing 2nd on the GC at the Tour de Namur. Also his victories at the Memorial Danny Jonckheere and Wingene Koerse and a 3rd place at the Ronde van Oost-Vlaanderen prove De Pestel is ready for the next step in his growing career.

“I’m very excited and grateful to announce I will be joining Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise next year. It is a new step in my career and the right decision for my development as a rider. I want to thank everyone who made this possible ever since I started cycling 7 years ago.”