Lotto Soudal's Marc Sergeant: We cannot lower the bar

Forty wins. Not bad for a “mid-level” team. Marc Sergeant beams with pride as he looks back on the 2015 season of the team he used to ride for and now manages. Lotto Soudal don’t  have at their disposal the bumper budgets enjoyed by the likes of Team Sky and BMC, but they punched above their weight and were the third most prolific team in the professional peloton last term. Etixx-QuickStep, the other Belgian WorldTour outfit which has nearly twice the financial resources, led the way on 53 wins, while Sky were narrowly ahead of Lotto on 43.

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