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Lotto–Soudal (UCI team code: LTS) is a Belgian professional cycling team at UCI WorldTeam level sponsored by the Belgian lottery and Soudal, an adhesives and sealants manufacturer. For the 2016 and 2017 editions of Paris–Nice, and the 2018 Giro d'Italia, the team raced under the name Lotto Fix ALL, and in a different colour of kit, to promote a particular product from the Soudal range. The same organisations also sponsor a women's cycling team, Lotto–Soudal Ladies.

Lotto–Soudal
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Team information
UCI codeLTS
RegisteredBelgium
Founded1985 (1985)
DisciplineRoad
StatusUCI WorldTeam
BicyclesRidley
ComponentsCampagnolo
WebsiteTeam home page
Key personnel
General managerCees Pille
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– Lotto–Soudal[N 3]
Lotto–Soudal jersey
Jersey
Current season

Contents

HistoryEdit

SponsorshipEdit

 
For the 2015 Tour of Belgium the team changed their kit from red to orange to reflect one of their sponsors, Joker+.

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, before moving 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. Soudal was founded in 1966 and produces a range of sealants, adhesives and foams. Soudal will become a co-naming sponsor for the next six seasons, ensuring the team continues until the 2020 season, the team name becoming Lotto Soudal. Lotto will continue to sponsor the team, as well as the women's team and under-23 team.[1]

For one stage race each year since 2016 (at the 2016 Paris–Nice, 2017 Paris–Nice, and 2018 Giro d'Italia), 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.[2]

Current team structureEdit

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 and Michiel Elijzen. Johan Mordijck is the media officer.[citation needed]

Team rosterEdit

Rider Date of birth
  Sander Armée (BEL) (1985-12-10) 10 December 1985 (age 33)
  Lars Bak (DEN) (1980-01-16) 16 January 1980 (age 38)
  Tiesj Benoot (BEL) (1994-03-11) 11 March 1994 (age 24)
  Victor Campenaerts (BEL) (1991-10-28) 28 October 1991 (age 27)
  Jasper De Buyst (BEL) (1993-11-24) 24 November 1993 (age 25)
  Thomas De Gendt (BEL) (1986-11-06) 6 November 1986 (age 32)
  Jens Debusschere (BEL) (1989-08-28) 28 August 1989 (age 29)
  Frederik Frison (BEL) (1992-07-28) 28 July 1992 (age 26)
  André Greipel (GER) (1982-07-16) 16 July 1982 (age 36)
  Adam Hansen (AUS) (1981-05-11) 11 May 1981 (age 37)
  Moreno Hofland (NED) (1991-08-31) 31 August 1991 (age 27)
  Jens Keukeleire (BEL) (1988-11-23) 23 November 1988 (age 30)
  Bjorg Lambrecht (BEL) (1997-04-02) 2 April 1997 (age 21)
Rider Date of birth
  Nikolas Maes (BEL) (1986-04-09) 9 April 1986 (age 32)
  Tomasz Marczyński (POL) (1984-03-06) 6 March 1984 (age 34)
  Rémy Mertz (BEL) (1995-07-17) 17 July 1995 (age 23)
  Maxime Monfort (BEL) (1983-01-14) 14 January 1983 (age 35)
  Lawrence Naesen (BEL) (1992-08-28) 28 August 1992 (age 26)
  James Shaw (GBR) (1996-06-13) 13 June 1996 (age 22)
  Marcel Sieberg (GER) (1982-04-30) 30 April 1982 (age 36)
  Tosh Van der Sande (BEL) (1990-11-28) 28 November 1990 (age 28)
  Jelle Vanendert (BEL) (1985-02-19) 19 February 1985 (age 33)
  Jelle Wallays (BEL) (1989-05-11) 11 May 1989 (age 29)
  Tim Wellens (BEL) (1991-05-10) 10 May 1991 (age 27)
  Enzo Wouters (BEL) (1996-03-21) 21 March 1996 (age 22)
  Carl Fredrik Hagen (NOR) (1991-09-26) 26 September 1991 (age 27)

Major winsEdit

National championsEdit

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, Leon Van Bon
2007
  Belgian Time Trial, Leif Hoste
2008
  Australian Road Race, Matthew Lloyd
  Belgian Road Race, Jurgen 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

NotesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lotto-Belisol to become Lotto Soudal from 2015". Cyclingnews.com. July 28, 2014. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  2. ^ "Lotto Soudal to become Lotto Fix ALL for Paris-Nice". cyclingnews.com.

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