Lotto Soudal (LTS)
Thomas De Gendt is Lotto Soudal's favourite for a stage win or the overall classification. For example, the 29-year-old Belgian won the 222.8-kilometre 7th stage from Vaduz (Lie) to Serfaus (A) in 2011. Once again, at 224.3 kilometres, this year’s 7th stage from Arbon to Sölden (Ö) and up to the Rettenbach glacier is a comparably difficult stage. The participation of 24-year-old Belgian Tim Wellens, who feels at home on tough mountain stages, would also be interesting.
The Lotto Soudal team ride in a mostly red jersey with a white panel on the front and the team logo in black. The title sponsors are the Belgian lottery company and Soudal N.V., a company that makes sealants and adhesives, polyurethane foam, building protection materials and sealing tapes.