ProTeam Signing announcement: 3 new pro riders joining Lotto Dstny

Lotto Dstny strengthens its team: three riders from the Lotto Dstny Development Team are moving up to the pros. Robin Orins (22), Joshua Giddings (20), and Lorenz Van de Wynkele (22) have each signed until 2026.
General 14 June 2024

With Robin Orins, Lotto Dstny brings in the winner of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad U23. Orins also became Belgian time trial champion earlier this season, finished third in Paris-Roubaix, and second in Liège-Bastogne-Liège. "I didn't have to think long about staying with Lotto Dstny," says Orins. "I've been with the development team for two years now and it feels like home. When I had a particularly difficult year last year, the team continued to believe in me, which meant a lot to me personally. I'm really looking forward to learning over the next two years."

Joshua Giddings also stays in-house. Giddings is a tall Brit of 1.95 meters with a great sprint. He won Brussels-Opwijk this season. "I've always dreamed of this," says Giddings. "Being able to stay with Lotto Dstny for the next two years is a relief. I feel welcome here and every time I look forward to going out with the team. What I've learned over the past two years is invaluable. There's no better place to continue developing than Lotto Dstny. I'm very grateful for this opportunity and I'm ready to work hard."

The third reinforcement comes from Lorenz Van de Wynkele. Van de Wynkele is in his second year with the development team and is a strong lead-out and sprinter. He won the first stage of the Tour du Loir et Cher in April. "I'm looking forward to further developing myself as a rider. I hope to show my potential during a great spring, and I'm very happy that this can happen at Lotto Dstny, the team I've always looked up to."

Lotto Dstny CEO Stéphane Heulot is pleased to announce these three new professional riders from within the team: "This is what we stand for. We have an exceptionally strong generation ready to become pros, and we're particularly happy to keep Lorenz, Joshua and Robin on board for the next two years. At Lotto Dstny, they will be able to continue growing. We strongly believe in all three and in their chances to become good professional riders."


Pictures: Brecht Steenhouwer