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Lotto Dstny

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Lotto Dstny is the team with the longest running sponsorship in professional cycling, having borne the name of the Belgian national lottery since the team’s inception in 1985. Traditionally, they have held a fierce rivalry with Belgium’s other big team, Soudal Quick-Step - going so far as losing their long-time sponsor Soudal to their rivals for 2023 - but they have tended to be overshadowed by Patrick Lefevere’s riders in recent years.

At the end of 2023, the team was delivered something of a blow when they were demoted from the WorldTour to ProConti level, not scoring enough points in the first cycle of the UCI’s new relegation system. In theory, this shouldn’t be too much of a problem for Lotto Dstny as they are still invited to many of the biggest races, but what they are missing is starts in all the Grand Tours.

Despite the step down, the team retains a WorldTour-level line-up for 2023, including prolific sprinters Caleb Ewan and Arnaud De Lie, plus former Hour Record holder Victor Campanaerts and famed breakaway specialist Thomas De Gendt. Their new arrivals for this season include Jacopo Guarnieri and Pascal Eenkhoorn. With three seasons until the next renewal of licences, it will be a long while before Lotto Dstny have a chance at returning to the WorldTour.

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Lotto Dstny
Lotto Dstny
  • Nationality Belgium
  • Founded 1985
  • Team Principal Stéphane Heulot
  • UCI Code LTD
  • Bike Sponsor Ridley

The Team

Arnaud De Lie

Arnaud De Lie

22

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27

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Maxim Van Gils

Maxim Van Gils

24

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5

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Lennert Van Eetvelt

Lennert Van Eetvelt

22

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11

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Florian Vermeersch

Florian Vermeersch

25

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2

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Andreas Kron

Andreas Kron

25

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6

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Top Lotto Dstny Stories

Link to Luke Plapp and Caleb Ewan to lead Jayco AlUla at Tour Down Under
Caleb Ewan raced the Tour Down Under for the Australian national selection in 2023

Luke Plapp and Caleb Ewan to lead Jayco AlUla at Tour Down Under

New signings will spearhead GC and sprinting ambitions for Australia squad at home race

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Link to Fewer rules, more fun: How the pro peloton is embracing gravel racing
Plenty of road pros tackled Serenissima Gravel in Italy

Fewer rules, more fun: How the pro peloton is embracing gravel racing

GCN quizzed some road pros on why they're drawn to gravel and whether it could one day usurp cyclo-cross as the go-to off-season training activity

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Link to Breakaway king Thomas De Gendt confirms 2024 will be his final season
Thomas De Gendt in action during the Vuelta a España

Breakaway king Thomas De Gendt confirms 2024 will be his final season

'Now is the right moment' says Belgian of decision to retire

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