Degenkolb: Gilbert and I want to take Lotto Soudal to a new level

John Degenkolb Trek-Segafredo Vuelta a Espana
John Degenkolb at the 2019 Vuelta a España, his final Grand Tour for Trek-Segafredo (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

John Degenkolb is looking to take his new team Lotto Soudal up level as he links up with fellow Paris-Roubaix winner Philippe Gilbert in 2020.

The German makes the move after spending three years at Trek-Segafredo, and along with Gilbert, will look to revive the squad's cobbled Classics fortunes. Since Peter Van Petegem's Flanders-Roubaix double in 2003, the Belgian team have a solitary Gent-Wevelgem to their name, courtesy of Nico Mattan in 2005.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix