Patrick Lefevere at Deceuninck-Quick-Step's presentation: We hope 2019 will be another great year
Jan 09 2019 05:31 am CET

Patrick Lefevere at Deceuninck-Quick-Step's presentation: We hope 2019 will be another great year
Patrick Lefevere at Deceuninck-Quick-Step's presentation: We hope 2019 will be another great year
Deceuninck-Quick-Step

Deceuninck-Quick-Step will start its 17th season in the professional peloton and aims to keep the spirit of the 2018 season and its 77 victories.

The Belgian team was presented in Spain and there CEO Patrick Lefevere, who has led the squad in one of its most successful chapters, evoked the unforgettable 2018 season. "We can look back with pride on what we achieved last year, it was a tremendous season with a lot of satisfactions," he said.

"We hope 2019 will be another great year, which we start with the same enthusiasm and motivation. I want to thank all our sponsors and partners, who believe in us and stand by our side. I am confident that together we will bring fireworks in the races and create many other brilliant moments with our group of experienced riders and young wolves, all motivated to make an impact."

Francis Van Eeckhout, Deuceuninck's CEO, was also at the presentation and looks forward to this new adventure. "We are new in this sport, but have received an extraordinary welcome from this fantastic and very professional team," he explained. "Cycling is expanding all over the world, as we are doing with our products, which we are selling in a large number of countries.

"We like the spirit we have found here, very similar to ours. This squad is a family, a really great group of friends who give everything and fight until the very last kilometre for the victory. This gives us a lot of confidence for the upcoming season, which we hope will present us with many beautiful and indelible moments."

The team will ride Specialized bikes equipped with disc brakes and will be formed by 25 riders of 11 nationalities: Julian Alaphilippe, Kasper Asgreen, Eros Capecchi, Rémi Cavagna, Tim Declercq, Dries Devenyns, Remco Evenepoel, Philippe Gilbert, Alvaro Hodeg, Mikkel Honoré, Fabio Jakobsen, Bob Jungels, Iljo Keisse, James Knox, Yves Lampaert, Davide Martinelli, Enric Mas, Michael Mørkøv, Maximiliano Richeze, Fabio Sabatini, Florian Sénéchal, Pieter Serry, Zdenek Stybar, Petr Vakoc, Elia Viviani.





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