Lotto-Soudal

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Lotto-Soudal
Lotto-Soudal logo.png
Team information
UCI code LTS
Based Belgium
Founded 1985 (1985)
Discipline Road
Status UCI WorldTeam
Bicycles Ridley
Website Team home page
Key personnel
General manager Cees Pille
Directeur sportif Marc Sergeant
Team name history
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–
Lotto
Lotto-Emerxil-Merckx
Lotto-Merckx
Lotto
Lotto-Vlaanderen-Jong-Mbk-Merckx
Lotto-Superclub
Lotto
Lotto-Mavic-MBK
Lotto
Lotto-Isoglass
Lotto
Lotto-Mobistar-Isoglass
Lotto-Mobistar
Lotto-Adecco
Lotto-Domo (LOT)
Davitamon-Lotto (DVL)
Predictor-Lotto (PRL)
Silence-Lotto (SIL)
Omega Pharma-Lotto (OLO)
Lotto-Belisol (LTB)
Lotto-Soudal
Lotto-Soudal jersey
Jersey
Current season

Lotto-Soudal (UCI team code: LTS) is a Belgian professional cycling team sponsored by the Belgian lottery and Soudal, an adhesives manufacturer. The same organisations also sponsor a women's cycling team, Lotto Soudal Ladies.

Sponsorship[edit]

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 directeur 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]

Current team structure[edit]

The team is managed by Marc Sergeant and Bill Olivier and they are assisted by Herman Frison, Jean-Pierre Heyndericks, Bart Leysen, Marc Wauters, Mario Aerts and Michiel Elijzen. Johan Mordijck is the media officer.[citation needed]

Team roster[edit]

As of 1 January 2015. view · edit · talk
Rider Date of birth
 Sander Armée (BEL) (1985-12-10)10 December 1985 (aged 29)
 Lars Bak (DEN) (1980-01-16)16 January 1980 (aged 34)
 Tiesj Benoot (BEL) (1994-03-11)11 March 1994 (aged 20)
 Kris Boeckmans (BEL) (1987-02-13)13 February 1987 (aged 27)
 Vegard Breen (NOR) (1990-02-08)8 February 1990 (aged 24)
 Stig Broeckx (BEL) (1990-05-10)10 May 1990 (aged 24)
 Sean De Bie (BEL) (1991-10-03)3 October 1991 (aged 23)
 Jasper De Buyst (BEL) (1993-11-24)24 November 1993 (aged 21)
 Bart De Clercq (BEL) (1986-08-26)26 August 1986 (aged 28)
 Thomas De Gendt (BEL) (1986-11-06)6 November 1986 (aged 28)
 Jens Debusschere (BEL) (1989-08-28)28 August 1989 (aged 25)
 Kenny Dehaes (BEL) (1984-11-10)10 November 1984 (aged 30)
 Gert Dockx (BEL) (1988-07-04)4 July 1988 (aged 26)
 Tony Gallopin (FRA) (1988-04-19)19 April 1988 (aged 26)
Rider Date of birth
 André Greipel (GER) (1982-07-16)16 July 1982 (aged 32)
 Adam Hansen (AUS) (1981-05-11)11 May 1981 (aged 33)
 Greg Henderson (NZL) (1976-09-10)10 September 1976 (aged 38)
 Pim Ligthart (NED) (1988-06-16)16 June 1988 (aged 26)
 Maxime Monfort (BEL) (1983-01-14)14 January 1983 (aged 31)
 Jürgen Roelandts (BEL) (1985-07-02)2 July 1985 (aged 29)
 Marcel Sieberg (GER) (1982-04-30)30 April 1982 (aged 32)
 Boris Vallée (BEL) (1993-06-03)3 June 1993 (aged 21)
 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (BEL) (1983-02-01)1 February 1983 (aged 31)
 Tosh Van der Sande (BEL) (1990-11-28)28 November 1990 (aged 24)
 Dennis Vanendert (BEL) (1988-06-27)27 June 1988 (aged 26)
 Jelle Vanendert (BEL) (1985-02-19)19 February 1985 (aged 29)
 Louis Vervaeke (BEL) (1993-11-06)6 November 1993 (aged 21)
 Tim Wellens (BEL) (1991-05-10)10 May 1991 (aged 23)

Major results[edit]

National Champions[edit]

2000
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgian Time Trial Rik Verbrugghe
2002
MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian Road Race Robbie McEwen
MaillotHolanda.PNG Dutch Road Race Stefan Van Dijk
2005
MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian Road Race Robbie McEwen
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgian Road Race Serge Baguet
MaillotHolanda.PNG Dutch Road Race Leon Van Bon
2007
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgian Time Trial Leif Hoste
2008
MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian Road Race Matthew Lloyd
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgian Road Race Jurgen Roelandts
2009
MaillotMundial.PNG World Road Race Cadel Evans
2011
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgian Road Race Philippe Gilbert
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgian Time Trial Philippe Gilbert
2013
MaillotAlemania.PNG German Road Race André Greipel
2014
MaillotAlemania.PNG German Road Race André Greipel
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgian Road Race Jens Debusschere

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lotto-Belisol to become Lotto Soudal from 2015". Cyclingnews.com. July 28, 2014. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 

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