Lotto–Dstny (UCI team code: LTD) is a Belgian professional cycling team at UCI ProTeam level sponsored by the Belgian lottery and Dstny, a business communications provider. The same organisations also sponsor a women's cycling team, Lotto–Dstny Ladies.

Lotto–Dstny
The team in 2024
Team information
UCI codeLTD
RegisteredBelgium
Founded1985 (1985)
Discipline(s)Road
StatusUCI WorldTeam (2005–2022)
UCI ProTeam (2023–)
BicyclesOrbea
ComponentsShimano
WebsiteTeam home page
Key personnel
General managerStéphane Heulot[1]
Team manager(s)Marc Sergeant
Team name history
1985 Lotto
1986 Lotto-Emerxil–Merckx
1986[N 1] Joker–Emerxil–Merckx
1987 Lotto–Merckx
1987[N 2] Joker–Merckx
1988 Lotto
1988–1989 Lotto–Vlaanderen–Jong–Mbk–Merckx
1990 Lotto–Superclub
1991 Lotto
1992 Lotto–Mavic–MBK
1993–1994 Lotto
1995 Lotto–Isoglass
1996 Lotto
1997 Lotto–Mobistar–Isoglass
1998–1999 Lotto–Mobistar
2000–2002 Lotto–Adecco
2003–2004 Lotto–Domo (LOT)
2005–2006 Davitamon–Lotto (DVL)
2007 Predictor–Lotto (PRL)
2008–2009 Silence–Lotto (SIL)
2010–2011 Omega Pharma–Lotto (OLO)
2012–2014 Lotto–Belisol (LTB)
2015–2022[2] Lotto–Soudal (LTS)[N 3]
2023– Lotto–Dstny (LTD)
Current season

History

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Sponsorship

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Peter De Clercq in a Lotto jersey in 1994
 
Philippe Gilbert at the 2021 Liège–Bastogne–Liège

Lotto has a long history of cycling sponsorship, they began sponsoring 1984 with Tönissteiner–Lotto–Mavic–Pecotex. In 1985, it became prime sponsor of a team bearing only its name. Walter Godefroot and Patrick Lefevere were early directeurs sportifs. The fusion of the Lotto–Adecco and Domo–Farm Frites teams for the start of the 2003 season created the current team and structure in the guise of Lotto–Domo.

Omega Pharma had previously been a co-sponsor of the Quick-Step–Davitamon team in 2003 and 2004. Omega Pharma became the main sponsors in 2005, under their Davitamon brand name. The team name switched to Omega Pharma's Predictor brand name in 2007 and the Silence brand in 2008. From 2010 the team became known as Omega Pharma–Lotto, but this sponsor moved their financial support to the Quick-Step setup for the 2012 season.

Belisol became co-sponsors in 2012, and are a Belgian company making windows and doors and solar panels.

On the final day of the 2014 Tour de France the team announced that they had secured new sponsorship for the team with Soudal, manufacturers of sealants, adhesives and foams. Soudal signed a deal lasting six seasons, the team name becoming Lotto Soudal: in 2019, they extended the deal for two more years.[3] Lotto continue to sponsor the team, as well as the women's team and under-23 team.[4]

For one stage race each year since 2016 (at the 2016 Paris–Nice, 2017 Paris–Nice, 2018 Giro d'Italia, and 2019 Tour de Pologne), the team raced under the name Lotto Fix ALL and changed the team kit to a grey colour to reflect one of Soudal's key brands.[5]

Tour status

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Lotto–Dstny was a member team of the UCI World Tour from its inception in 2009 until the end of the 2022 season. The team was relegated from the World Tour at the end of 2022 after finishing 19th in the points standings for the 2020 - 2022 qualification cycle. The top 18 teams qualified for the 2023 - 2025 cycle, meaning that from 2023 the team will drop down a division and race under a UCI ProTeam licence.[6] Among non-World Tour teams, Lotto finished first in the 2022 one-year points list ahead of TotalEnergies, meaning it receives wildcards for all 2023 World Tour stage and one-day races.

Current team structure

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The team is managed by Marc Sergeant and Bill Olivier and they are assisted by Herman Frison, Jean-Pierre Heynderickx, Bart Leysen, Marc Wauters, Mario Aerts, Dirk Demol and Michiel Elijzen.

After Tosh Van der Sande accidentally listed the wrong nasal spray brand in the paperwork at the 2018 Six Days of Ghent where he returned a positive test for prednisolone, a substance found in the nasal spray Sofrasolone,[7] he was temporarily suspended by the team.[8] Van der Sande was later cleared of any wrongdoing by the UCI.[9][10][11]

Team roster

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As of 15 January 2024.[12][13]
Rider Date of birth
  Johannes Adamietz (GER) (1998-05-24) 24 May 1998 (age 26)
  Jenno Berckmoes (BEL) (2001-02-04) 4 February 2001 (age 23)
  Cédric Beullens (BEL) (1997-01-27) 27 January 1997 (age 27)
  Victor Campenaerts (BEL) (1991-10-28) 28 October 1991 (age 32)
  Logan Currie (NZL) (2001-06-24) 24 June 2001 (age 23)
  Jasper De Buyst (BEL) (1993-11-24) 24 November 1993 (age 30)
  Thomas De Gendt (BEL) (1986-11-06) 6 November 1986 (age 37)
  Arnaud De Lie (BEL) (2002-03-16) 16 March 2002 (age 22)
  Jarrad Drizners (AUS) (1999-05-31) 31 May 1999 (age 25)
  Pascal Eenkhoorn (NED) (1997-02-08) 8 February 1997 (age 27)
  Jonas Gregaard (DEN) (1996-07-30) 30 July 1996 (age 27)
  Sébastien Grignard (BEL) (1999-04-29) 29 April 1999 (age 25)
  Jacopo Guarnieri (ITA) (1987-08-14) 14 August 1987 (age 36)
  Andreas Kron (DEN) (1998-06-01) 1 June 1998 (age 26)
  Arjen Livyns (BEL) (1994-09-01) 1 September 1994 (age 29)
Rider Date of birth
  Milan Menten (BEL) (1996-10-31) 31 October 1996 (age 27)
  Sylvain Moniquet (BEL) (1998-01-14) 14 January 1998 (age 26)
  Mathijs Paasschens (NED) (1996-03-18) 18 March 1996 (age 28)
  Alec Segaert (BEL) (2003-01-16) 16 January 2003 (age 21)
  Eduardo Sepúlveda (ARG) (1991-06-13) 13 June 1991 (age 33)
  Liam Slock (BEL) (2000-09-18) 18 September 2000 (age 23)
  Lionel Taminiaux (BEL) (1996-05-19) 19 May 1996 (age 28)
  Jarne Van de Paar (BEL) (2000-10-23) 23 October 2000 (age 23)
  Lennert Van Eetvelt (BEL) (2001-07-17) 17 July 2001 (age 23)
  Maxim Van Gils (BEL) (1999-11-25) 25 November 1999 (age 24)
  Brent Van Moer (BEL) (1998-01-12) 12 January 1998 (age 26)
  Henri Vandenabeele (BEL) (2000-04-15) 15 April 2000 (age 24)
  Harm Vanhoucke (BEL) (1997-06-17) 17 June 1997 (age 27)
  Florian Vermeersch (BEL) (1999-04-12) 12 April 1999 (age 25)

Major wins

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National champions

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1985
  Belgian Road Race, Paul Haghedooren
1986
  Belgian Road Race, Marc Sergeant
1988
  Belgian Track (Individual Pursuit), Benjamin Van Itterbeeck
1990
  Belgian Road Race, Claude Criquielion
1992
  Belgian Road Race, Johan Museeuw
1995
  Belgian Road Race, Wilfried Nelissen
2000
  Belgian Time Trial, Rik Verbrugghe
2002
  Australian Road Race, Robbie McEwen
  Dutch Road Race, Stefan van Dijk
2005
  Australian Road Race, Robbie McEwen
  Belgian Road Race, Serge Baguet
  Dutch Road Race, Léon van Bon
2007
  Belgian Time Trial, Leif Hoste
2008
  Australian Road Race, Matthew Lloyd
  Belgian Road Race, Jürgen Roelandts
2009
  World Road Race, Cadel Evans
2011
  Belgian Road Race, Philippe Gilbert
  Belgian Time Trial, Philippe Gilbert
2013
  German Road Race, André Greipel
2014
  German Road Race, André Greipel
  Belgian Road Race, Jens Debusschere
2015
  Belgian Time Trial, Jurgen van den Broeck
2016
  German Road Race, André Greipel
2018
  Belgian Time Trial, Victor Campenaerts
2024
  New Zealand Time Trial, Logan Currie
  Belgian Road Race, Arnaud De Lie

Notes

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  1. ^ From July
  2. ^ From July
  3. ^ For the 2016 Paris–Nice, 2017 Paris–Nice, 2018 Giro d'Italia, and 2019 Tour de Pologne, the name Lotto Fix All was used.

References

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  1. ^ Fletcher, Patrick (24 December 2022). "Lotto-Dstny appoint Stéphane Heulot as new manager". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 25 December 2022.
  2. ^ "Soudal set to switch sponsorship from Lotto to Quickstep for 2023". Cyclingnews.com. July 6, 2021. Retrieved July 8, 2021.
  3. ^ Lotto en Soudal verlengen tot 2022!
  4. ^ "Lotto-Belisol to become Lotto Soudal from 2015". Cyclingnews.com. July 28, 2014. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  5. ^ "Lotto Soudal to become Lotto Fix ALL for Paris–Nice". cyclingnews.com.
  6. ^ Farrand, Stephen (12 December 2022). "Israel-Premier Tech, Lotto–Soudal relegated from WorldTour, UCI confirms". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 25 December 2022.
  7. ^ "Van der Sande cleared after positive test for prednisolone". Cyclingnews. Future plc. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Positive doping test Tosh van der Sande". 19 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Lotto–Soudal's Tosh van der Sande cleared of doping after 'administrative error'". 24 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Tosh van der Sande doping case 'will be clear by early February,' according to manager". 23 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Van der Sande cleared after positive test for prednisolone". Cyclingnews. Future plc. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Lotto–Dstny". UCI. Retrieved 15 January 2024.
  13. ^ "Team – Lotto–Dstny". Lotto–Dstny. Retrieved 15 January 2024.
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