The Belgian National Lottery has decided to keep its contract with the Omega Pharma-Lotto cycling team for another four years. The team had a successful season with Philippe Gilbert winning Belgian Sportsman of the Year and finishing third in the individual ProTour rankings. Jurgen van den Broeck also finished fifth in the Tour de France and the team itself finished seventh in the UCI ranking.
Lotto has achieved 206 victories since partnering with Omega Pharma in 2005, including 18 in 2010. The current sponsorship contract with Omega Pharma is due to expire at the end of 2011. The National Lottery itself has sponsored a team since 1984.