Michael Mørkøv reaches new deal with Deceuninck-Quick-Step
Jun 08 2019 12:59 am CET

Michael Mørkøv reaches new deal with Deceuninck-Quick-Step
Michael Mørkøv reaches new deal with Deceuninck-Quick-Step

Deceuninck-Quick-Step has announced that it reached a new deal with Michael Mørkøv. The Danish national champion will remain in the team until at least 2021.

The rider arrived to the team in 2018 and has been in it for the record-breaking period in which it has taken more than 100 wins, in many of which he played an important role. He has been part of the sprint lead-out trains that have achieved a lot of success in all kinds of races.

"I didn't need too much time to think when I got the offer from Patrick as I have been really happy since I joined the squad," said Mørkøv. "I feel like I have found my spot in the team and that the guys appreciate me and I have a value, which I think is part of what life is about. I was very pleased to get a chance to stay here and during the next two years coming up, I am looking forward to keeping the good level that I have now while trying to develop myself even further.

"Last year I had my best season ever as a pro. I was very lucky to join at the same time as Elia Viviani, who had an amazing year and won many races, which it was great to be part of. The success of the team in 2018 was very special and I am very fond of the memories that we made, especially at the Giro and the Vuelta, where we won a combined nine stages. Something I love about this fantastic team is that whatever race we do, we always ride to win and be competitive. An example of that was this week's Gullegem Koerse, where we rode as a team and rode to win. I feel lucky to be part of such a strong and motivated group."

The Dane also commented that next season he'll try to mix road and track racing with the help of the team. "It is nice to be surrounded by so many young riders as they make me feel a little younger," he explained. "I really love my job of supporting some of the more experienced guys in the sprints, as well as offering my experience to the younger guys.

"Next year I have also a big personal goal of going for the Madison at the Olympic Games, which Patrick has agreed to support me in. It will be great for me personally and we will try to structure my season so that it doesn't affect my road racing with Deceuninck – Quick-Step."



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