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Lotto Soudal
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Team information
UCI code LOT (1992-2004)
DVL (2005-2006)
PRL (2007)
SIL (2008-2009)
OLO (2010-2011)
LTB (2012-2014)
LTS (2015-)
country BelgiumFlag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium
Foundation 1985
Discipline Road cycling
Category UCI WorldTeam
Web http://www.lottosoudal.be/
Address
Manager Belgium flag Marc Sergeant
Managing Director Belgium flag Mario Aerts
Sports director Belgium flag Kurt Van De Wouwer
Sports director Belgium flag Herman Frison
Sports director Belgium flag Bart Leysen
Sports director Belgium flag Marc Wauters
Belgium flag Frederik Willems
Denominations
1985
1986
1987
1988
1988-1989
1990-1991
1992
1993-1994
1995
1996
1997
1998-1999
2000-2002
2003-2004
2005-2006
2007
2008-2009
2010-2011
2012-2014
2015-2020
Lotto
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Lotto-Merckx
Lotto
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Lotto-Superclub
Lotto-Mavic-MBK
Lotto
Lotto-Isoglass
Lotto
Lotto-Mobistar-Isoglass
Lotto-Mobistar
Lotto-Adecco
Lotto-Domo
Davitamon-Lotto
Predictor -Lotto
Silence-Lotto
Omega Pharma-Lotto
Lotto-Belisol
Lotto Soudal
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Lotto Soudal ( UCI code : LTS ) is a Belgian professional cycling team , of the UCI WorldTeam category . Participate in the UCI WorldTour as well as some races on the Continental Circuit .

Founded in 1985 under the sponsorship of the Belgian national lottery, Lotto , it is the oldest team in the current squad, although the Spanish team Movistar has been around for more years although, yes, under different names such as Reynolds, Banesto or Caisse d'Epargne . His name has changed depending on the co-sponsor who will accompany Lotto , who has been with the team since its inception. In 2012 it underwent a profound remodeling when its main sponsor in recent years ( Omega Pharma ) left to finance its great rival, Quick Step . [ 1 ] [ 2 ]However, it is considered the same team as a large part of the structure is inherited and its category is maintained despite the disappearance of the cycling company owned by Omega Pharma that owned this team [ 3 ] since the creation of the UCI ProTour in 2005.

The flamenco team faced 2012 with the question of whether, in the year of restructuring, it would maintain the high competitive level of recent years, in which, in addition to classics, it had offered a good level in stage events with Cadel Evans or Jurgen Van den Broeck , who was still on the team.

Due to the termination of Belisol's contract in 2014, at the end of July 2014 Lotto Cycling Project announced its continuity in the highest category, due to the entry of a new sponsor called Soudal , a company that is dedicated to the manufacture of products. chemists and to accompany the Belgian lottery squad until at least 2020; in this way, the women's and under-23 cycling team will also continue. [ 4 ]

Team history

The team was founded in 1985 under the patronage of the Belgian national lottery , Lotto . One of its first directors was Walter Godefroot .

In 2003 he merged with the also Belgian team Domo.

In 2005 the Omega Pharma company became the main sponsor of the team. That year the training also debuted at the UCI ProTour , the highest category of professional road cycling that debuted that season .

In the 2007 season he achieved a total of 23 victories, especially the stage of the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France won by Robbie McEwen , and the stage also in the Tour de France won by Cadel Evans . Also noteworthy are the stage and general classification of the Tour of Poland by Johan Van Summeren and the stages of Robbie McEwen in the Tirreno-Adriatico , in the Tour de Romandie , in the Tour of Switzerland and in the Tour of Benelux .

In the 2008 season he achieved a total of 18 victories, especially the stage of the Tour of Spain won by Greg Van Avermaet . Also noteworthy are the stage in Paris-Nice by Cadel Evans , 1 stage of the Tour of Romandie , 2 stages of the Tour of Switzerland and the Vattenfall Cyclassics won by Robbie McEwen and the stage in the Tour of Poland by Jürgen Roelandts . Other important victories were the stage in the Tour of Andalusia by Cadel Evans , the stage of the Tour of Belgium by Greg Van Avermaetor Robbie McEwen's Paris-Brussels . He also achieved 2 national championships on the road.

Top-ranked rider in Grand Tours

Year Tour of Italy Jersey pink.svg Tour of Francia Jersey yellow.svg Back to Spain Jersey red.svg
1985 - 14.º
Belgium flag Eddy Schepers
-
1986 - - -
1987 - - -
1988 - - -
1989 - - -
1990 - 9.º
Belgium flag Claude Criquielion
-
1991 - 35.º
Belgium flag Johan Bruyneel
-
1992 - 51.º
Belgium flag Jan Nevens
-
1993 - 83.º
Belgium flag Luc Roosen
-
1994 - 24.º
Belgium flag Jim Van De Laer
-
1995 - 71.º
Belgium flag Andrei Chmil
-
1996 - 77.º
Belgium flag Andrei Chmil
-
1997 - 25.º
Flag of France Laurent Madouas
-
1998 - 16.º
Belgium flag Kurt Van De Wouwer
34.º
Belgium flag Ludo Dierckxsens
1999 - 11.º
Belgium flag Kurt Van De Wouwer
31.º
Belgium flag Kurt Van De Wouwer
2000 - 17.º
Belgium flag Kurt Van De Wouwer
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2001 42.º
Belgium flag Christophe brandt
27.º
Belgium flag Mario Aerts
-
2002 9.º
Belgium flag Rik Verbrugghe
35.º
Belgium flag Christophe brandt
-
2003 52.º
Netherlands flag Chose Moerenhout
52.º
Belgium flag Christophe brandt
-
2004 14.º
Belgium flag Christophe brandt
21.º
Belgium flag Axel Merckx
-
2005 11.º
Belgium flag Wim Van Huffel
8.º
Australian flag Cadel Evans
8.º
Colombia's flag Mauricio Ardila
2006 17.º
Belgium flag Wim Van Huffel
4.º
Australian flag Cadel Evans
20.º
United States flag Chris Horner
2007 20.º
Belgium flag Mario Aerts
2.º
Australian flag Cadel Evans
4.º
Australian flag Cadel Evans
2008 7.º
Belgium flag Jurgen van den Broeck
2.º
Australian flag Cadel Evans
33.º
Belgium flag Roy Sentjens
2009 17.º
Belgium flag Francis De Greef
15.º
Belgium flag Jurgen van den Broeck
3.º
Australian flag Cadel Evans
2010 21.º
Belgium flag Francis De Greef
4.º
Belgium flag Jurgen van den Broeck
17.º
Belgium flag Jan Bakelants
2011 22.º
Belgium flag Jan Bakelants
19.º
Belgium flag Jelle Vanendert
8.º
Belgium flag Jurgen van den Broeck
2012 19.º
Belgium flag Francis De Greef
4.º
Belgium flag Jurgen van den Broeck
17.º
Belgium flag Bart De Clercq
2013 20.º
Belgium flag Francis De Greef
38.º
Belgium flag Bart De Clercq
41.º
Belgium flag Francis De Greef
2014 14.º
Belgium flag Maxime Monfort
13.º
Belgium flag Jurgen van den Broeck
16.º
Belgium flag Maxime Monfort
2015 11.º
Belgium flag Maxime Monfort
31.º
Flag of France Tony Gallopin
14.º
Belgium flag Bart De Clercq
2016 15.º
Belgium flag Maxime Monfort
40.º
Belgium flag Thomas de Gendt
16.º
Belgium flag Maxime Monfort
2017 13.º
Belgium flag Maxime Monfort
20.º
Belgium flagTiesj Benoot
19.º
Belgium flag Sander Army
2018 57.º
Belgium flag Sander Army
65.º
Belgium flag Thomas de Gendt
42.º
Belgium flag Maxime Monfort
2019 51.º
Belgium flag Thomas de Gendt
59.º
Belgium flag Tiesj Benoot
8.º
Norwegian flag Carl Fredrik Hagen

Female team

The team has a professional women's team, the Lotto Soudal Ladies , active since 2006.

Subsidiary team

It has a subsidiary formation, [ 5 ] which during the 2008-2011 seasons was Continental category with different names but always with Lotto and Omega Pharma (through different commercial brands) as main sponsors, with the rest of the amateur seasons having exactly the same The name of his dependent team is therefore usually called Amateur Lotto Belisol or U23 Lotto Belisol, even though there are riders older than that age.

Cycling equipment

Ridley brand team bikes

The team uses Ridley- branded bikes and Vermarc sports equipment. He previously used Canyon bikes .

Equipement

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2011
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2014-2018

Headquarters

The headquarters of the team is in Brussels (Belliard 25-33 1040). [ 6 ]

UCI classifications

Team vehicle.
Team bus.

The International Cycling Union produced the UCI Ranking for the classification of professional cyclists and teams.

Until 1998, the classification of the team and its rider highlight was the following: [ 7 ] [ 8 ]

Year Team classification Best rider in the individual classification Position
1995
16º
Ukraine flag Andrei Tchmil
10º
1996
19º
Ukraine flag Andrei Tchmil
15º
1997
15º
Ukraine flag Andrei Tchmil
1998
13º
Belgium flag Andrei Tchmil
11º

From 1999 to 2004 the UCI established a team classification divided into three categories (first, second and third). The classification of the team was as follows: [ 7 ] [ 8 ]

Year Category Team classification Best rider in the individual classification Position
1999 First
10º
Belgium flag Andrei Tchmil
2000 First
16º
Belgium flag Andrei Tchmil
2001 First
Belgium flag Niko Eeckhout
30º
2002 First
Australian flag Robbie McEwen
2003 First
21º
Belgium flag Peter Van Petegem
18º
2004 First
13º
Australian flag Robbie McEwen
16º

Starting in 2005, the UCI established the highest category professional circuit, the UCI ProTour , where the team has been since the category was created. Equipment classifications are as follows: [ 9 ] [ 7 ]

Year Team classification Best rider in the individual classification Position
2005
Australian flag Cadel Evans
17º
2006
16º
Australian flag Cadel Evans
2007
Australian flag Cadel Evans
2008
11º
Australian flag Cadel Evans

After discrepancies between the UCI and the Grand Tours , in 2009 the UCI ProTour had to be re-founded in a new structure called the UCI World Ranking , made up of races from the UCI World Calendar ; and from the year 2011 joining in the common name of the UCI WorldTour . The team remained in the UCI ProTour category. [ 10 ] [ 7 ]

Year Team classification Best rider in the individual classification Position
2009
Australian flag Cadel Evans
2010
Belgium flag Philippe Gilbert
2011
Belgium flag Philippe Gilbert
2012
11º
Belgium flag Jurgen Van Den Broeck
14º
2013
18º
Flag of germany André Greipel
37º
2014
15º
Belgium flag Tim Wellens
25º
2015
Flag of germany André Greipel
24º
2016
14º
Belgium flag Tim Wellens
34º
2017
13º
Belgium flag Tim Wellens
21º
2018
15º
Belgium flag Tim Wellens
18º

Honors

For previous years, see Lotto Soudal Award Winners

Honors 2020

FIA WorldTour

Dates Careers Winner
January 22 Australian flag 2.ª etapa del Tour Down Under Australian flag Caleb Ewan
January 24th Australian flag 4.ª etapa del Tour Down Under Australian flag Caleb Ewan
26 of January Australian flag 6.ª etapa del Tour Down Under Flag of the United Kingdom Matthew Holmes
February 24th United Arab Emirates flag2. from the UAE Tour Australian flag Caleb Ewan
August, 31 Flag of France3rd stage of the Tour de France Australian flag Caleb Ewan
September 9 Flag of France11th stage of the Tour de France Australian flag Caleb Ewan
October 24th Spanish flag5th stage of the Tour of Spain Belgium flag Tim Wellens
November 4th Spanish flag14th stage of the Tour of Spain Belgium flag Tim Wellens

FIA ProSeries

Dates Careers Winner
August 16th Belgium flag1st stage of the Tour of Wallonia Australian flag Caleb Ewan
September, 17th Luxembourg flag3rd stage of the Tour de Luxemburgo Flag of germany John Degenkolb
October 14th Belgium flag Scheldeprijs Australian flag Caleb Ewan

UCI Continental Circuits

Dates Circuit Careers Winner
August 29 UCI Europe Tour 2020 Flag of France3rd stage of the Poitou-Charentes Tour in New Aquitaine Belgium flag Sander Army

National championships

Dates Careers Winner

Template

For previous years, see Lotto Soudal Templates

Template 2020

Name [ 11 ] Birth nationality 2019 team
Sander Army 10/12/1985 BelgiumFlag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium Lotto Soudal
Steff Tomorrow 13/02/1996 BelgiumFlag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium Team Katusha-Alpecin
Jasper De Buyst 24/11/1993 BelgiumFlag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium Lotto Soudal
Thomas de Gendt 06/11/1986 BelgiumFlag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium Lotto Soudal
John Degenkolb 07/01/1989 GermanyFlag of Germany.svg Germany Trek-Segafredo
Stan Dewulf 20/12/1997 BelgiumFlag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium Lotto Soudal
Jonathan Dibben 12/02/1994 United KingdomFlag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom Madison Genesis
Caleb Ewan 11/07/1994 Australian flag Australia Lotto Soudal
Frederik Frison 28/07/1992 BelgiumFlag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium Lotto Soudal
Philippe Gilbert 05/07/1982 BelgiumFlag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium Deceuninck-Quick Step
Kobe Goossens 29/04/1996 BelgiumFlag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium Neo (Lotto Soudal U23)
Carl Fredrik Hagen 26/09/1991 NorwayFlag of Norway.svg Norway Lotto Soudal
Adam Hansen 11/05/1981 Australian flag Australia Lotto Soudal
Matthew Holmes 08/12/1993 United KingdomFlag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom Madison Genesis
Rasmus Byriel Iversen 16/09/1997 DenmarkDenmark flag Denmark Lotto Soudal
Roger Kluge 05/02/1986 GermanyFlag of Germany.svg Germany Lotto Soudal
Nikolas Maes 09/04/1986 BelgiumFlag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium Lotto Soudal
Tomasz Marczynski 06/03/1984 PolandFlag of Poland.svg Poland Lotto Soudal
Rémy Mertz 17/07/1995 BelgiumFlag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium Lotto Soudal
Stefano Oldani 10/01/1998 ItalyFlag of Italy.svg Italy Kometa Cycling Team
Gerben Thijssen 21/06/1998 BelgiumFlag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium Lotto Soudal
Tosh Van Der Sande 28/11/1990 BelgiumFlag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium Lotto Soudal
Brian van Goethem 16/04/1991 NetherlandsFlag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands Lotto Soudal
Brent Van Moer 12/01/1998 BelgiumFlag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium Lotto Soudal
Harm Vanhoucke 17/06/1997 BelgiumFlag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium Lotto Soudal
Florian Vermeersch [ 2020 1 ] 12/04/1999 BelgiumFlag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium Neo (Lotto Soudal U23)
Jelle Wallays 11/05/1989 BelgiumFlag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium Lotto Soudal
Tim Wellens 10/05/1991 BelgiumFlag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium Lotto Soudal

  1. Since June 1.

References

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  2. ^ "Omega Pharma and Lotto think in 2012 separately" . Archived from the original on December 17, 2011 . Retrieved January 7, 2012 .
  3. The owners of the 20 UCI ProTour teams
  4. biciclismo.com, ed. (July 27, 2014). "Soudal new sponsor of Lotto" until 2020 at least "" . Retrieved October 7, 2014 .
  5. Team
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