Tiesj Benoot appears to be like set to depart Lotto-Soudal on the finish of the 2019 season to sign up for some other WorldTour crew, studies recommend.
Het Nieuwsblad studies that the 25-year-old is resolved to sign up for a brand new crew on the finish of his contract, having first began his profession as a trainee with Lotto in 2014. Turning professional the next 12 months, Benoot has spent the previous 4 seasons with the Belgian crew, with 2019 his 5th and closing.
Benoot straight away inspired as a Classics rider in his first 12 months, taking 5th position on his Excursion of Flanders debut in 2015. Since then he has struggled to make the bounce from top-10 finishes in races to victories, with 3rd position on the 2016 E3 Harelbeke his perfect outcome till he in spite of everything took his first professional win in sensational taste at a rainy and muddy Strade Bianche in 2018.
Workforce Ineos have been one of the most groups strongly rumoured to have an interest within the out-of-contract Belgian, with Lotto-Soudal not able to check their monetary energy in spite of in need of to stay him. The British crew may just see Benoot as the important thing to successful one of the most cobbled Monuments, which they’ve struggled to do since their inception in 2010.
Ag2r Los angeles Mondiale, Movistar, Cofidis and Sunweb also are reportedly all in favour of Benoot, even if Ag2r nonetheless want to safe their sponsor past 2021 whilst Cofidis haven’t begun to transport as much as the WorldTour.
Benoot is lately using the Excursion de Suisse and is scheduled to journey the Excursion de France in July along the likes of Thomas De Gendt, Tim Wellens and the crew’s sprinter Caleb Ewan.
One guy who received’t be on the Excursion de France as issues stand is John Degenkolb. The German sprinter is not likely to journey together with his Trek-Segafredo taking a look to totally again Richie Porte in his general ambitions.
Degenkolb is prone to go away the crew on the finish of the 12 months with Lotto-Soudal one of the most groups looking to signal him, probably to be able to fill the Classics void left by way of Benoot’s go out.
Belgian web site Het Nieuwsblad additionally studies that Degenkolb, winner of Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix, may just sign up for American WorldTour crew EF Training First for 2020.