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Lotto Soudal and Sanas have extended their partnership. Since 2015, Sanas has been supplying the team with food supplements. As of 2017, Sanas will supply the Lotto Soudal riders with more types of products, like gels, bars and isotonic drinks.
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Anna Kiesenhofer will join the Lotto Soudal Ladies team next year. The 25-year-old Austrian rider participated in triathlons and duathlons till three years ago, but an injury made her choose for cycling.
Lotto Soudal manager Marc Sergeant looks back on the past season and reflects on the ups and downs.
The U23 team of Lotto Soudal performed very strongly the past season with some beautiful victories. That this young team, with eleven first-year and seven second-year U23 riders, would do so well was unexpected. Also for sports director Kurt Van de Wouwer. He told this in July:
The Danish rider Trine Schmidt is the fourth rider who will join the Lotto Soudal Ladies team next year. Schmidt, who is now 28 years old, quit cycling five years ago but started racing again this year.
Today the 104th Tour de France was officially presented at the Palais des Congrès in Paris. For the fourth time in the Tour history the Grand Départ will take place in Germany, the race kicks off on Saturday 1 July in Düsseldorf.
The World Championships in Qatar are being held this week, three more days to go and then it’s up to the elite men to battle for the rainbow jersey in the road race. Four Lotto Soudal riders will defend their national interests on Sunday.
Three women will join the Lotto Soudal Ladies team next year. The Belgians Annelies Dom (30) and Kaat Van der Meulen (21) make the transfer from the Lensworld – Zannata team. The Dutch rider Puck Moonen (20) is now riding for Autoglas Wetteren.
The last stage of the Lotto Belgium Tour on Friday 9 September, with finish on the Vesten in Geraardsbergen, was the last race of Lieselot Decroix as a cyclist. It isn’t a final goodbye to cycling though, she will be involved in the sport in several ways.
This week there are three one-day races scheduled in Flanders and Wallonia. The first one is the Grand Prix de Wallonie on Wednesday September 14 with the finish at the top of the Citadelle de Namur.
This weekend the Tour of Britain starts, an eight-day Europe Tour race scheduled from Sunday 4 till Sunday 11 September. The teams can line up six riders. Lotto Soudal is counting on German champion André Greipel and Tony Gallopin to set results.
On August 28, the Bretagne Classic Ouest-France takes place, the former GP Plouay. The organisation of the race wants to highlight the entire region. However, the start and finish of the race is still in Plouay where the riders also cover a local lap.
Next Sunday the WorldTour peloton will be racing in Germany at the Hamburg Cyclassics, a race which was organised for the first time twenty years ago. One of the riders on the start list is German champion André Greipel, who won the race last year.
The 71st Tour of Spain starts on August 20 in Ourense. Our leaders Maxime Monfort and Bart De Clercq share their preview of the next three weeks.
Yesterday the women’s road race was scheduled at the Olympic Games in Rio. Six riders from the Lotto Soudal Ladies team were selected for their country. Just like the men’s race it became a thrilling finale, unfortunately overshadowed by a severe crash of Annemiek van Vleuten. At the end the Dutch rider Anna van der Breggen could put on the gold medal at Copacabana Beach.
Tomorrow the Olympic Games officially begin with the opening ceremony at the Maracaña stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The men’s road race is scheduled only one day later. Tim Wellens is part of the Belgian team together with Laurens De Plus, Philippe Gilbert, Serge Pauwels and Greg Van Avermaet.
Six Lotto Soudal Ladies will take part in the Olympic road race on Sunday: Chantal Hoffmann (Luxembourg), An-Li Kachelhoffer (South-Africa), Lotte Kopecky (Belgium), Claudia Lichtenberg (Germany), Emma Pooley (Great-Britain) and Anisha Vekemans (Belgium).
On Sunday André Greipel won the unofficial World Championships for sprinters on the legendary Champs-Elysées and this for the second year in a row. It was the first stage win for the German this Tour, the second one for Lotto Soudal.
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