Lotto Dstny welcome trio of talented youngsters from their development team

Lotto Dstny has one of the arguably most promising crops of talent in a while in their development formation. While the likes of Jarno Widar (currently leading the Giro Next Gen) will have to wait for their shot in professional peloton for a bit, there are (at least) three other men who'll step up to the PRT team in 2025.

With Robin Orins, Lotto Dstny brings in a rider who can compete for prizes all types of terrain. The 22-year-old's most recent success is the victory at non-UCI Omloop Het Nieuwsblad U23. Orins also became Belgian time trial champion earlier this season, finished third in U23 Paris-Roubaix(for second year in a row), and second in Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

"I didn't have to think long about staying with Lotto Dstny," says Orins. "I've been with the development team for two years now and it feels like home. When I had a particularly difficult year last year, the team continued to believe in me, which meant a lot to me personally. I'm really looking forward to learning over the next two years."

The tall Joshua Giddings will also tie his first two years among pros with the Belgian team. The Brit with track background hopes to put on display his raw power of a sprinter in coming years, just like he did at highly valued Belgian non-UCI race Brussel-Opwijk. Giddings also came second in a stage 4 of Olympia's Tour (2.2).

"I've always dreamed of this," says Giddings. "Being able to stay with Lotto Dstny for the next two years is a relief. I feel welcome here and every time I look forward to going out with the team. What I've learned over the past two years is invaluable. There's no better place to continue developing than Lotto Dstny. I'm very grateful for this opportunity and I'm ready to work hard."

The most experienced of the trio is Lorenz Van de Wynkele who will celebrate his 23rd birthday in August. Van de Wynkele's main potential is seen in a role of a strong lead-out or sprinter in smaller races. He has already demonstrated his power with his stage win at the Tour du Loir et Cher (2.2) in April. He also came second in stages of Tour du Rwanda (2.1) in February and Olympia's Tour in March.

Just like his two colleagues, Van de Wynkele joins Lotto Dstny on a two-year deal: "I'm looking forward to further developing myself as a rider. I hope to show my potential during a great spring, and I'm very happy that this can happen at Lotto Dstny, the team I've always looked up to."

In addition to Orins, Giddings and Van de Wynkele, ProCyclingStats also report a move of a talented first year Steffen De Schuyteneer to the PRT team on a three-year contract. Meanwhile his current teammates Jarno Widar, Milan Donie and Matys Grisel should join him in 2026.

And the Lotto Dstny signings don't end here, as one of the biggest revelations of this junior season - Aldo Taillieu - is about to make his first steps outside the junior category with Lotto Dstny Devo team. After his transfer from the world of mountain biking, Taillieu became the Belgian junior timetrial champion and also showed his promise for classics. He'll be accompanied by his older brother Leon Taillieu and another junior Lucas Van Gils.

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