Lotto Dstny has extended the contract of Jasper De Buyst (29) with two additional seasons. The 29-year-old Belgian still had a contract until the end of ’24, but this new agreement will see Jasper De Buyst defend the Lotto Dstny colours until at least the end of 2026.
De Buyst joined the team back in 2015 and concluded his ninth season at Lotto Dstny last month. During that period, he proved to be of great value as a lead-out and part of the spring Classics squad. The Belgian also managed to take some nice victories over the years, such as Binche-Chimay-Binche, two times the Egmont Cycling Race and a stage win in the Tour de Wallonie and Tour of Denmark.
“At the end of this new contract, I will have been part of the team for twelve consecutive seasons, an absolute first in the history of the team”, reacts Jasper De Buyst. “It says a lot about our cooperation these past years and it’s a sign of trust towards the future. A twelve-year period is of course long, but why change if you feel good somewhere? Moreover, the past season has shown that the team is going in the right direction, a place in the top ten of the UCI Team Ranking is a nice proof of that. I really want to contribute to this nice project in the coming years.”
CEO Stéphane Heulot is delighted to keep Jasper on board. “Jasper is one of the most experienced riders of the team. He has proven his value already countless times and that is why we are delighted to continue our collaboration for the next seasons. As a crucial element of the sprint train, Jasper has already contributed to many victories and we are convinced many more will follow. Not only is Jasper an exemplary and respected teammate, he can also get his own results. This proves his victory at the Egmont Cycling Race, but also places of honour at the GP Plouay, Rund um Köln, Druivenkoers,… this season.”
Just like Arnaud De Lie, Jasper De Buyst will be staying at the Belgian ProTeam until at least the end of 2026. As one of the best lead-outs of the pro peloton, he wants to use his experience to help the 21-year-old leader win even more. But after his victory in Zottegem and several nice top placings this season, De Buyst isn’t hiding his personal ambitions for the next years as well.
“Lotto Dstny has with Arnaud De Lie a huge talent on board and he already showed some really nice things. So I’m looking forward to pass on my experience and make Arnaud an even better rider. It will be a nice challenge to assist him in doing so. But I also realised that I can still ride my own results as well. It is with great pleasure that I will be taking on the role of team captain the next years, but I also want to stress my own ambitions. Of course I’d like to win some more races but I also want to take another step in the spring Classics. Both at the service of the team and personally, I want to show myself in those races”, concludes Jasper De Buyst.