Lotto–Soudal

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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, the 2018 Giro d'Italia, and the 2019 Tour de Pologne, 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

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, 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.[1] Lotto continue to sponsor the team, as well as the women's team and under-23 team.[2]


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.[3]

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.

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,[4] he was temporarily suspended by the team.[5] Van der Sande was later cleared of any wrongdoing by the UCI.[6][7][8]

Team rosterEdit

As of 2 January 2020.[9]
Rider Date of birth
  Sander Armée (BEL) (1985-12-10) 10 December 1985 (age 34)
  Steff Cras (BEL) (1996-02-13) 13 February 1996 (age 24)
  Jasper De Buyst (BEL) (1993-11-24) 24 November 1993 (age 26)
  Thomas De Gendt (BEL) (1986-11-06) 6 November 1986 (age 33)
  John Degenkolb (GER) (1989-01-07) 7 January 1989 (age 31)
  Stan Dewulf (BEL) (1997-12-20) 20 December 1997 (age 22)
  Jonathan Dibben (GBR) (1994-02-12) 12 February 1994 (age 26)
  Caleb Ewan (AUS) (1994-07-11) 11 July 1994 (age 25)
  Frederik Frison (BEL) (1992-07-28) 28 July 1992 (age 27)
  Philippe Gilbert (BEL) (1982-07-05) 5 July 1982 (age 37)
  Kobe Goossens (BEL) (1996-04-29) 29 April 1996 (age 23)
  Carl Fredrik Hagen (NOR) (1991-09-26) 26 September 1991 (age 28)
  Adam Hansen (AUS) (1981-05-11) 11 May 1981 (age 38)
  Matthew Holmes (GBR) (1993-12-08) 8 December 1993 (age 26)
Rider Date of birth
  Rasmus Byriel Iversen (DEN) (1997-09-16) 16 September 1997 (age 22)
  Roger Kluge (GER) (1986-02-05) 5 February 1986 (age 34)
  Nikolas Maes (BEL) (1986-04-09) 9 April 1986 (age 33)
  Tomasz Marczyński (POL) (1984-03-06) 6 March 1984 (age 36)
  Rémy Mertz (BEL) (1995-07-17) 17 July 1995 (age 24)
  Stefano Oldani (ITA) (1998-01-10) 10 January 1998 (age 22)
  Gerben Thijssen (BEL) (1998-06-21) 21 June 1998 (age 21)
  Tosh Van der Sande (BEL) (1990-11-28) 28 November 1990 (age 29)
  Brian van Goethem (NED) (1991-04-16) 16 April 1991 (age 28)
  Brent Van Moer (BEL) (1998-01-12) 12 January 1998 (age 22)
  Harm Vanhoucke (BEL) (1997-06-17) 17 June 1997 (age 22)
  Jelle Wallays (BEL) (1989-05-11) 11 May 1989 (age 30)
  Tim Wellens (BEL) (1991-05-10) 10 May 1991 (age 28)

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, 2018 Giro d'Italia, and 2019 Tour de Pologne, the name Lotto Fix All was used.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lotto en Soudal verlengen tot 2022!
  2. ^ "Lotto-Belisol to become Lotto Soudal from 2015". Cyclingnews.com. July 28, 2014. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  3. ^ "Lotto Soudal to become Lotto Fix ALL for Paris-Nice". cyclingnews.com.
  4. ^ "Van der Sande cleared after positive test for prednisolone". Cyclingnews. Future plc. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  5. ^ https://lottosoudal.be/en/news/positive-doping-test-tosh-van-der-sande
  6. ^ https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/lotto-soudals-tosh-van-der-sande-cleared-doping-administrative-error-405714
  7. ^ https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/tosh-van-der-sande-doping-case-will-clear-early-february-according-manager-405608
  8. ^ "Van der Sande cleared after positive test for prednisolone". Cyclingnews. Future plc. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Steff Cras and Matthew Holmes complete Lotto Soudal's 2020 roster". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 27 October 2019. Retrieved 20 December 2019.

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