James Shaw won the junior edition of the semi-Classic Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne. Partly thanks to this strong performance, he could join the U23 team of Lotto Soudal. A fifth place in the U23 edition of Liège-Bastogne-Liège resulted in an internship at the Lotto Soudal WorldTour team, which led to a pro contract in 2017. He made his pro début in the Tour Down Under. In that same year, he mainly helped the team in several WorldTour races such as the Volta a Catalunya, the Tour de Romandie and the Critérium du Dauphiné. In 2018, the young British rider obtained additional experience in similar tough stage races.
Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
Tour de Normandie
Tour de Yorkshire