Algemeen Kurt Van de Wouwer becomes sports manager at Lotto Soudal
Kurt Van de Wouwer (51) will be Lotto Soudal’s sports manager as of today. The experienced former rider of the team has proven himself for years as manager of the Development Team and Ladies Team.
Kurt Van de Wouwer raced for the Lotto cycling teams for many years during his career as a rider and took up the role of sports director at the same team afterwards. He knows the team inside out. For many years he has successfully managed the Development Team and Ladies Team. Talents like Arnaud De Lie, Florian Vermeersch and Maxim Van Gils were recruited by Kurt Van de Wouwer and made their way up to the professional ranks under his guidance.
With the appointment of Kurt Van de Wouwer as sports manager, the continuity of the professional cycling team is guaranteed. He will be responsible for all sports decisions, allowing the team to focus on the preparations towards the 2023 season. “I am very proud to be able to take this step”, comments Kurt Van de Wouwer. “This team means everything to me, after all those years as a rider, sports director and manager of the Development Team and Ladies Team. The Lotto cycling teams play a crucial role in cycling in Belgium and the rest of the world. This team holds a lot of young talent, combined with some ambitious international top-level riders. I am full of confidence in the future of what will be named Lotto Dstny from next season on and am looking forward to help shape that future in my new role.”
As communicated earlier, CEO John Lelangue will leave the team after the 31st of December. The recruitment process of a new CEO will continue with the greatest care.
Image: Maxime Van der Wielen.