Degenkolb looking forward to Lotto life with Ewan and Gilbert

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Just three days away from the end of his season, and with it his tenure at Trek-Segafredo, John Degenkolb is looking ahead to next year, the first of a two-year contract with Belgian squad Lotto Soudal.

The move comes after three years spent at the American team, which has seen Degenkolb take five victories, including a Tour de France stage in 2018. Speaking before the start of stage 4 of the Tour of Guangxi, Degenkolb said that, while there's still racing to be done, he's excited about what lies in store in the next two seasons.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, joining in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Before 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, Road World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Demi Vollering, and Remco Evenepoel. Their favourite races are the Giro d'Italia, Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix.

Season highlights from the 2024 season include reporting from Paris-Roubaix –  'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix – and the Tour de France – 'Disbelief', gratitude, and family – Mark Cavendish celebrates a record-breaking Tour de France sprint win.