Arnaud De Lie

This is the page about Arnaud De Lie, a Belgian cyclist for Lotto-Dstny. In his debut year as a professional, he impressively won nine races, firmly establishing his status as a top talent. keeps a close eye on all news related to De Lie, along with maintaining a biography of his career.

Arnaud De Lie
Arnaud De Lie

De Lie debuts in Spain and immediately wins

After a year with the under-23 team of Lotto-Soudal, De Lie, at the age of nineteen, made the leap to the main squad. The young Belgian was sent to Spain for the Challenge Mallorca. In the Trofeo Alcúdia and the Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana, he finished mid-pack, but the third race he competed in, the Trofeo Playa de Palma, was tailor-made for him.

At the start, all eyes were on the Intermarché duo of Alexander Kristoff and Biniam Girmay (who had won a few days earlier in Alcúdia), Michael Matthews (BikeExchange), Pascal Ackermann, Juan Sebastian Molano (UAE), and even Giacomo Nizzolo (Israel). Arnaud De Lie wasn't on many people's favorites lists However, 169 kilometers later, he stunned the cycling world by crossing the finish line first.

De Lie proves to be a frequent winner, not just in sprints

Throughout the season, Arnaud De Lie, known as 'Le Taureau de Lescheret' or the bull of Lescheret, continued his impressive streak. He secured a win at the GP Jean-Pierre Monseré through a powerful sprint, triumphed in the Volta Limburg Classic from a select group of six, and notched consecutive victories at the GP Marcel Kint, Heistse Pijl, and Ronde van Limburg. In early June, he even beat notable sprinters like Sam Bennett, Mark Cavendish, and Tim Merlier. In the Tour de Wallonie, De Lie sprinted to victory over Girmay, clinched the top spot in the Schaal Sels, and outshined Arnaud Démare in the Egmont Cycling Race.

Heading into the new season, Arnaud De Lie is set to reinforce his position as a key leader at Lotto-Dstny. He's slated to be a major player in the Flemish spring classics, looking to build on his impressive results from the previous year. His future prospects are bright, and he's committed to the Belgian lottery-sponsored team until at least 2024, a tenure he's already begun to honor with several resounding victories early in 2023, including a notable second place in the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

While he found some of the bigger races like Paris-Nice challenging in 2023, De Lie's career trajectory continues to ascend. His first WorldTour-level win came in September with a remarkable sprint finish in the GP Quebec. He also demonstrated his prowess as a lead-out for Wout van Aert at the European Championships, playing a pivotal role in the race dynamics and securing a commendable fourth place for himself. In 2024, De Lie is anticipated to be the standout leader for Lotto-Dstny in the Flemish classics, marking him as a cyclist to watch.

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