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Lotto Dstny

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Lotto Dstny are 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 2022, the team were 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.

The team had a season of mixed fortunes in 2023 with youngster Arnaud De Lie delivering half of their 20 victories, including the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec and the Circuit Franco-Belge, and Andreas Kron winning a Vuelta a España stage. However, main man Caleb Ewan suffered a troubled campaign and his departure to former team Jayco AlUla was confirmed in the Autumn.

The team's exploits in 2023 were enough to earn them an invitation to all three Grand Tours and every WorldTour race in 2024. Lotto Dstny's squad for the season, minus the departure of Ewan, remains much the same with a strong emphasis expected to be on one-day races where they can rack up ranking points.

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

The Team

Arnaud De Lie

Arnaud De Lie

22

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27

2543

Maxim Van Gils

Maxim Van Gils

24

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5

2447

Lennert Van Eetvelt

Lennert Van Eetvelt

22

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11

1027

Florian Vermeersch

Florian Vermeersch

25

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2

973

Andreas Kron

Andreas Kron

25

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6

957

Team Bikes

Link to Florian Vermeersch’s Ridley Kanzo Fast: Gravel World Championships Pro Bike
Florian Vermeersch’s Ridley Kanzo Fast

Florian Vermeersch’s Ridley Kanzo Fast: Gravel World Championships Pro Bike

Vermeersch powered to second atop the race-orientated Kanzo Fast gravel bike paired with Shimano’s 11-speed GRX groupset

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Top Lotto Dstny Stories

Link to Orbea officially announced as Lotto Dstny bike sponsor for 2024
Lotto Dstny will be rolling on Orbea bikes as of 2024

Orbea officially announced as Lotto Dstny bike sponsor for 2024

The rumours that were circulating towards the end of last season have now been officially confirmed as Basque brand replaces Ridley at Belgian team

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Link to Orbea unveil the team bikes Lotto Dstny will be using in 2024
Orbea and Lotto Dstny have revealed the 2024 bike the team will be racing on

Orbea unveil the team bikes Lotto Dstny will be using in 2024

Orbea have released both the Orca and Orca Aero bikes in the team's livery for 2024, with replica models available to the public

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Link to Words of Wisdom: Peloton's veterans share their advice with the next generation
Thomas De Gendt looking suitably wise and contemplative

Words of Wisdom: Peloton's veterans share their advice with the next generation

Don't stress, adjust your expectations, socialise, have some respect, and enjoy it... some of the counsel from the likes of Thomas De Gendt, Robert Gesink and Wout Poels

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