After joining Team Sunweb at the start of 2020, Benoot immediately found his feet in the team, impressing at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad where he rode strongly to help teammate Søren Kragh Andersen to third place on the day.
It was at Paris-Nice, otherwise known as the Race to the Sun, where Benoot really shone for the first time in the team’s colours. Third on the opening stage after a daring attack, stage six into Apt saw a fantastic team performance with multiple attacks utilising all of the team’s strength. Benoot went on to round off their work perfectly with a magnificent win, crossing the line solo but with the strength of the team behind him. The final day of racing there would see him once again climb with the best, claiming second on the stage, a result that was mirrored in the overall classification – his best ever GC finish in a WorldTour stage race. After just one season and the match between team and rider clear, a new contract until the end of 2022 has been agreed.