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Lotto-Soudal announces race line-ups for 2019's first races

The team sent me this update:

In less than three weeks the new cycling season begins. The Tour Down Under (15 – 20 January) is again the opening race of the season for Lotto Soudal. One week later the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (27 January) is scheduled, the second WorldTour race of the year. At the end of January six other Lotto Soudal riders will be riding the Argentinian stage race Vuelta a San Juan (27 January – 3 February). On 31 January a team will be standing at the start of the first of four Trofeo’s of the Challenge Mallorca (31 January – 3 February). At the beginning of February the French stage race Etoile de Bessèges (6 – 10 February) will be taking place.

Below you find the Lotto Soudal rosters for the first races of 2019.

Line-up Tour Down Under (15 – 20 January): Adam Blythe, Thomas De Gendt, Caleb Ewan, Carl Fredrik Hagen, Adam Hansen, Roger Kluge and Tomasz Marczynski.
Sports director: Mario Aerts.

Caleb Ewan

Caleb Ewan winning stage two of the 2018 Tour Down Under. He'll be wearing Lotto-Soudal colors in 2019. Sirotti photo

Line-up Tour Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (27 January): Adam Blythe, Thomas De Gendt, Caleb Ewan, Carl Fredrik Hagen, Adam Hansen, Rémy Mertz and Tomasz Marczynski.
Sports director: Mario Aerts.

Line-up Vuelta a San Juan (27 January– 3 February): Tiesj Benoot, Stan Dewulf, Jens Keukeleire, Nikolas Maes, Jelle Vanendert and Jelle Wallays.
Sports director: Frederik Willems.

Line-up Challenge Mallorca (31 January – 3 February): Sander Armée, Frederik Frison, Rasmus Iversen, Bjorg Lambrecht, Maxime Monfort, Lawrence Naesen, Brian van Goethem, Harm Vanhoucke, Tim Wellens and Enzo Wouters.
Sports director: Herman Frison.

Line-up Etoile de Bessèges (6 – 10 February): Sander Armée, Rémy Mertz, Maxime Monfort, Lawrence Naesen, Brian van Goethem, Tim Wellens and Enzo Wouters.
Sports director: Bart Leysen and Kevin De Weert.

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