Serge Pauwels brought a wealth of experience to CCC Team in 2019, which marked his 12th season as a professional. His consistency throughout his career has seen the Belgian come close to a Tour de France stage win on numerous occasions, and he claimed the biggest win of his career with a stage and overall victory at the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire. Pauwels returned to the Tour de Yorkshire podium with third place in 2018 behind winner and now-teammate Greg Van Avermaet. Pauwels’ aggressive style and strong climbing ability is regularly on display during the grand tours, where he often finds himself in the breakaway. With 13 grand tours and 20 monument races to his name, Pauwels assumes the role of one of CCC Team’s most experienced riders.