No doubt, 2015 went beyond Lotto Soudal Team expectation – 40 wins. And 2016?
Lotto Soudal team manager Sergeant said at 2016 Tour de France presentation “With Andre the watts he’s pushing are still going up”. Race after race, thousands of km, rain or shine, the team depends on the beloved, trusted Campagnolo crank , no creak C-bear bottom bracket and ceramic bearings, on Ridley team bikes.
2015, we witnessed one of the best sprint trains in the business (notably with Marcel Sieberg and Greg Henderson.)
Going into 2016, the team has younger riders, like Tiesj Benoot, Jens Debusschere, Tosh Van der Sande, and Sean De Bie.
Not to forget Jürgen Roelandts, Kris Boeckmans, Thomas De Gendt, Tim Wellens, Maxime Monfort, Greg Henderson, Jelle Vanendert, Bart de Clerq, Rafa Valls has joined from Lampre-Merida (too many to list, see link* below) and Gallopin, who at 27, “he has time to develop his skillset in any direction he wishes.At the end of the day it’s his choice and if he wants to go for GC at the Tour then his preparation has to be totally different.”
Read more from
Marc Sergeant looks back on 2015 (http://www.lottosoudal.be/marc-sergeant-blikt-terug-op-20
See statistics at
Record year 2015 in numbers (http://www.lottosoudal.be/record-year-2015-in-numbers/
*Lotto Soudal Pro Team (http://www.lottosoudal.be/teams/pro-en/?lang=en