The team signed a number of major international riders for the 2010 season, including 2009 World Champion, two-time Tour de France runner-up and 2011 winner Cadel Evans, 2009 U.S. Road Race Champion George Hincapie, 2008 World Champion Alessandro Ballan and Spring Classics specialists Karsten Kroon and Marcus Burghardt.
In 2010 the team participated in their first Grand Tours, having been invited to compete in the 2010 Tour de France and the 2010 Giro d'Italia. In 2011, the team attained UCI ProTeam status, the most prestigious classification available. BMC rider Cadel Evans won the 2011 Tour de France, and newly-signed 2012 riders Thor Hushovd and Philippe Gilbert, are the 2010 world-champion and the 2011 same-season-winner of all three Ardennes classics, respectively.
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