Team Lotto Soudal is happy to announce that it has reached an agreement with young Belgian talent Sébastien Grignard. Grignard (21) is time trial specialist and already three years riding for the Lotto Soudal Development Team. He signed an agreement for the 2021 and 2022 seasons.
“This is so incredible. I am really happy to make this higher step to the World Tour 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” said Sébastien Grignard. “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.”
Sébastien Grignard (from Ghlin) came to the U23 category with already a nice palmares as a junior: 3rd place in the European Championships Time Trial, 4th in Paris-Roubaix and two national titles (road and time trial). Last season Grignard finished on the podium as well in the National Road Championships, where teammate Florian Vermeersch took the Belgian title.
“Grignard is very talented. 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”, said Lotto Soudal General Manager John Lelangue. “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.”