Likeable old-school Belgian team who walk the fine line between organisational competence and chaos. Lotto would usually attack the Tour de France on two fronts, with André Greipel in the sprints and Jurgen Van den Broeck in the overall. Neither of which work particulary well.
But Van den Broeck won’t take part this year after falling short consistently (six times), eyeing a shot at some of the shorter stage races instead. So Frenchman Tony Gallopin will probably be the team’s other leader, after he grabbed a stage win and the maillot jaune for a day at last year’s Tour.
On past results though, Greipel’s probably the safer bet — he’s won stages in the last four Tours. Lotto also sport grand tour hardman Adam Hansen, who’s finished all three grand tours for the last three years and is likely to be breaking-away, wearing his own shoes and drinking a beer up a mountain all over again in 2015.