Kevin De Weert is performance manager at Lotto-Soudal. The Weert denies in a first reaction not that there’s anything afoot, but Lotto-Soudal and back Tom Van Damme confirm the news.
Kevin De Weert is since 2016 in the service of the KBWB and led the Belgian riders to olympic gold (Team) and two-time European gold (Campenaerts). At the most recent world cup was The Weert is still good for the bronze (Campenaerts) and two silver (Of Nut and Lambrecht).
De Weert gave to friends several times already, to know it is difficult to have with the slow course of affairs within the KBWB and was looking for a new challenge. That he is now with Lotto-Soudal where The Repels a lot of famous Belgian faces against the bump: Tim Wellens, Tiesj Benoot, Victor Campenaerts or Thomas De Gendt but also young people as Bjorg Lambrecht.
Back confirms “Astonishing choice”
After more than two years The Weert thus viewed as wielerbondscoach. He was close to the olympic title of Greg Van Avermaet in Rio de Janeiro. “Kevin has given us a short while ago informed that there were contacts with Lotto Soudal, although I find his choice quite surprising”, it responds back Tom Van Damme to Belga. “Kevin has with us been given many opportunities, but of course, he is young and ambitious.”
There appeared messages that The Weert would be succeeded by Sven Vanthourenhout, but that denies Van Damme. “That’s not true. Sven is now equally a member of the technical staff and coach of the cx. Now We are going to quietly take the time to explore different options.”