Lani Wittevrongel and Ilken Seynave to join Lotto Dstny Ladies in 2025

The Lotto Dstny Ladies Team has announced the signings of Lani Wittevrongel and Ilken Seynave for the 2025 season. This move brings fresh talent to the team, with both riders showcasing impressive performances in various disciplines.

At just 19 years old, Lani Wittevrongel has already made a mark by securing a silver medal at the European Championship scratch race behind Clara Copponi. Reflecting on her journey, Wittevrongel shared, “My grandfather was a race commissioner and that’s actually how I started cycling. At 13 years old, I did cyclocross and later on I also started cycling on the road. Now I combine track cycling with the road. Having signed with Lotto Dstny for next year is a very nice step, I hope to grow and learn as much as possible.” Alongside her cycling career, Wittevrongel is pursuing studies in communication sciences in Ghent.

Ilken Seynave

Ilken Seynave, 17, has already demonstrated her prowess in time trials, becoming the national champion this season. She also clinched the Belgian Championship in cyclocross. Seynave expressed her enthusiasm, saying, “At ten years old, I started mountain biking, last year I made the step to cyclocross and this season I also do a lot of road races. I’m super happy with the chance to ride for the Lotto Dstny Ladies Team, with a beautiful program. I hope to grow, also on climbs, and I’m certain I’ll be able to do this in my new team.”

Sports Manager Kurt Van de Wouwer praised the new signings, highlighting their diverse skills. “Both Ilken and Lani have several qualities. Ilken combines the road with cyclocross, Lani also puts her focus on the track and both of them have qualities on the road as well. We always search new Belgian talent, so these new signings fit perfectly in this story,” he said.

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