The Lotto-Belisol Team is one of the oldest and most prestigious teams in professional cycling. The team was started in 1985, when the Belgian National Lottery decided to invest in the future of Belgian cycling, a tradition of sponsorship that continues to this day. In 27 years, Lotto riders have claimed over 760 victories making Lotto one of the most successful teams in professional cycling.
Lotto-Belisol consists of three teams: Men’s, Women’s, and Junior U23. Top men’s team riders include Tour de France stage winners Andre Greipel and Jurgen Van den Broeck, and Grand Tour talents Jurgen Reolandts and Jelle Vanendert. Top women’s team riders include former Belgian National Road Champion Ludivine Henrion, and Cherise Taylor.
The team is managed by Bill Olivier and his staff, and they have lofty goals. “I see this team as a completely new team, not to be compared with the UCI number 1 team from 2011. New rider line-up, different objectives, different race strategy,... we will do what is needed to achieve our goals and be admired and respected by our fans,” said Olivier.
Lezyne is a proud partner of the Lotto-Belisol Team supplying the best cycling accessories to professional cycling’s best athletes. Lotto-Belisol riders use Lezyne’s hand pumps, floor pumps, multi-tools, tire repair accessories, CO2 inflators, and organizers.
For more information about the team, visit their official website.