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Bjorg Lambert continues to stay with the Lotto Soudal: “Here, I’ll get the opportunities that I have with the other teams wouldn’t get it”

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Bjorg Lambert has had his contract with Lotto Soudal, with the two seasons are extended. The 22-year-old Belgian has signed a new contract, making him, at least until the end of 2021, when the Belgian team continues to. Lambert was the end of 2018 as a pro, after he made the switch from the beloftenploeg.

Last year, Lambert is in his first year in the profpeloton will immediately notice it. In the final stage of the Tour des Fjords he celebrated his first win as a professional, and in the fall, before he was at the Vuelta a españa, the grand rondewerk. This spring it made the young puncher impressed in the ardennes classics, with toptienplaatsen in the Brabantse pijl, the Amstel Gold Race and the Flèche wallonne.

“It wasn’t an easy decision to make for Lotto Soudal and to continue to make me feel at home,” said Bjorg Lambert. “Over the past two years, I have all of the opportunities that I have been hoping to get. From the very beginning, I felt that I could not finish, and in some races if I, as a co-leader to start. That would be the other teams that certainly isn’t the case.”

“Over the next few years, I want to be myself and continue to evolve in the eendagskoersen and tours. The team has given me already a lot of learning, and to support me for the full one hundred percent of the time. With an eye to the future, Lotto Soudal, therefore, are the perfect team for me. This Tiesj Benoot, Tim Wellens and Jelle Vanendert have both on a physical and tactical level is a great step forward. I am hoping to have my beautiful performance in the classic races, to acknowledge it and continued to make progress in the stage races of one week. Especially the Tour of the Basque country, it is right up my alley. Currently, I have included in the deficit as a top result, but it will be in the future is the ultimate goal.”

One day I will, for the first time at the Critérium du Dauphiné, where I still have a lot of expectations at the start of turn. The shape is nice, but definitely not bad at all. My main goals are situated later in the season at the Tour of Poland and Vuelta a España.”

Sergeant: “the Approach has almost certainly been paid off”

Marc Sergeant, sports manager at team Lotto Soudal is, of course, be satisfied that the Lambert for an extended stay in the Lotto Soudal’s choice: “When you’re dealing with a particular rider, it is important for me to make that commitment to continue to do so. When Bjorg was last year’s clear to me that this would happen. We have the Bjorg – in a cautious way – and the chance to become a full-fledged pro-to-be. This approach has the splendid performance in the recent ardennes classics – definitely paid off. Within the team, we cherish Bjorg. Even though he is still only 22, we have known each other for quite a while now. It is for him to team Lotto Soudal is a familiar time.”

“In addition, for example, Benoot, and Wellens, we have a host of other riders are on board, as a result of the project, the Lotto Soudal to be a young talent to develop. This is mainly for the sake of Kurt Van de Wouwer, head of the u-23 worlds team. We have noticed that young riders are more for Lotto Soudal, as they are in the us, and a clear path to the profpeloton to see it.”

“Over the next two years, we have worked with Bjorg, for a similar approach). At the end of the season, let’s get to it, quietly working on the Tour of the Basque country in northern spain, a match that it is in the right place. In the first profjaar performance he will be there right at the top of the world. This year, he was a great sequel to the ardennes classics. Let us, in the future, aiming for a win in any of those games.”