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Every season you can depend on Belgian outfit Quick-Step Floors to rack up the wins. Its roster includes some of the most reliable riders in the professional peloton, riders who produce a steady stream of victories throughout the year: big names such as Niki Terpstra, Marcel Kittel and Tom Boonen, and emerging talent such as Julian Alaphilippe, Matteo Trentin, Fernando Gaviria and Yves Lampaert.

The squad’s focus has traditionally been close to home: the spring classics. Though the team can count numerous wins in races such as the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix over the years, recent seasons have seen them come up empty-handed despite appearing to have the strongest team and numerical advantage in the finale.

For such a big-budget outfit packed with stars, the squad does not have a bona fide Grand Tour winner. A brief spell with Colombian contender Rigoberto Uran did not turn out as hoped, and he joined Cannondale for 2016. Irishman Daniel Martin moved in the opposite direction, joining the team from Cannondale for 2016. Subsequently, he placed ninth overall in the Tour de France – his first top 10 in the race.

German sprint powerhouse Kittel and rapidly emerging fastman Gaviria lead the squad in straight-up bunch sprints, with both riders benefiting from the team’s well-drilled lead-outs.

Long-term team member Tony Martin left the squad for Katusha-Alpecin for 2017, leaving a sizeable gap in the team’s abilities against the clock. The time trial world champion is one of the most reliable riders for claiming at least a couple of major wins in any given year.