Michael Mørkøv signs for Quick-Step Floors
Aug 23 2017 04:37 am CET

Michael Mørkøv signs for Quick-Step Floors
Michael Mørkøv signs for Quick-Step Floors
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Quick-Step Floors has announced the signing of Michael Mørkøv. The Dane is making the move from Katusha-Alpecin, which he joined at the start of this year.

Mørkøv is a road and track rider and has many national and international titles, most importantly his silver medal in the team pursuit at the 2008 Olympic Games. On the road he has taken a stage at the Vuelta a España and has participated in seven Grand Tours and 16 monuments.

"I have always been interested in this team and when Patrick came with the offer to ride with them for the next two years I couldn’t refuse it," he said. "It’s a team you admire and always look at in the races as competing rider. But most importantly, Patrick and the squad always seem to get the most out of every rider, also riders in my age have progressed in this team, so I believe this move can help me progress as a rider."

"I have been happy with the last two seasons at Katusha, with the results we have created together, which makes me even more motivated to finish off this season strong before moving to my new team."

The rider has a clear idea about his future work with the Belgian team. "I’m really excited with how the outfit is looking for the next seasons, especially with the likes of Gaviria and Viviani, as I think I can offer them both a lot in the sprints," he explained. "Over the last years, I think I’ve proved myself to be one of the best lead-out men in the bunch, a role I am keen on progressing with Quick-Step Floors.

"Of course, it’s also a dream of mine to be part of the Classics’ team with this squad, well aware there probably isn’t any other team out there with such a fierce competition and that many great riders suited for the Classics."

The CEO of Quick-Step Floors Patrick Lefevere thinks the Dane will have a good position in the team. "We’ve been following Michael for some time now, as he showed he’s one of the best domestiques in the peloton, an experienced and hard-working rider who always gives 110% for the team and leaves everything on the road. I am confident that his addition to our squad will be a win-win situation for everybody involved, and we’ll develop a solid and successful relationship."
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