The team is making its Tour de France debut, having fared very respectably at the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a España.
Changes since 2013:
Scott Thwaites, from Burley-in-Wharfedale in Yorkshire, missed out on selection.
This is a hugely inexperienced team from a Tour de France perspective as all nine riders are competing in the race for the first time. Apart from anyone in the team looking to grab an opportunistic debut stage win, the main target is to get Czech all-rounder Koenig, who finished ninth in last season's Vuelta a España and 11th at the recent Criterium du Dauphine, a top-15 finish in the general classification.
Four climbers in David de la Cruz, Bartosz Huzarski, Tiago Machado and Jose Mendes will offer him support in the high stuff.
The full nine:
Jan Barta (Czech Republic), David de la Cruz (Spain), Zak Dempster (Australia), Bartosz Huzarski (Poland), Leopold Koenig (Czech Republic), Tiago Machado (Portugal), Jose Mendes (Portugal), Andreas Schillinger (Germany) and Paul Voss (Germany).