Lotto Soudal signs 21-year-old Sebastian Grignard
Jul 24 2020 12:47 am CET

Lotto Soudal signs 21-year-old Sebastian Grignard
Lotto Soudal signs 21-year-old Sebastian Grignard
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Lotto Soudal has announced the signing of young talent Sebastien Grignard for two years.

The 21-year-old is a time trial specialist and has been three years riding for the Lotto Soudal Development team. The young Belgian will ride in the WorldTour formation for the 2021 and 2022 seasons.

"This is so incredible," Grignard said. "I am really happy to make this higher step to the WorldTour team. A dream comes true. Especially in this strange season it was hard to convince team directors with results. I look forward to showing what I am capable of, not only in time trial, but in other races as well. Honestly, I am particularly fond of all Flemish races.

"Lotto Soudal so far always kept faith in me, also in my first year as U23 when I lost my season because of mononucleosis. I will do everything not to disappoint in the future."

The rider built an impressive palmares in his years in the Junior category by finishing in the third place of the European Championships Time Trial, in the fourth position of Paris-Roubaix and by taking two national titles, one on the road and another in the time trial.

"Grignard is very talented," commented Lotto Soudal General Manager John Lelangue. "His medical tests are superb and in our Development Team of Kurt Van de Wouwer, he always showed having the right spirit, being a good team player as well.

"Already before this difficult season we kept our eyes on Sébastien. In his first race, in Brussel-Opwijk, he finished immediately second. Sébastien was ready for the 2020 season. I am sure that, from now on, he will confirm all the good things we earlier saw in him."
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