Dries Devenyns and Iljo Keisse extend contracts with Deceuninck-Quick-Step
Jun 28 2020 10:19 pm CET

Dries Devenyns and Iljo Keisse extend contracts with Deceuninck-Quick-Step
Dries Devenyns and Iljo Keisse extend contracts with Deceuninck-Quick-Step

Dries Devenyns and Iljo Keisse have announced their contract extensions with Deceuninck-Quick-Step.

The riders -who are the team's two senior riders- will continue providing their experience to the formation and performing at a high level. "Dries has done amazing things before the lockdown," said Deceuninck-Quick-Ste's CEO Patrick Lefevere. "Think of his fantastic win in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.

"And Iljo continues to execute his role flawlessly. They have both proven their services to the team on countless occasions. Being well over thirty, they may not be racing for five more years. But we know very well what we can expect of them and what they add to the team. Take it as a clear vote of our confidence."

Devenyns -who will be soon 37- is looking forward to his tenth season with the team. "I had been hoping for this contract renewal," he mentioned. "I'm glad we came to an agreement so quickly. It is a token of confidence from the team towards me and vice versa. I am very happy to be able to continue riding with the Wolfpack.

"Also, next year I will do my utmost to help the team win races. I might be a little bit older, but I still feel physically well. I really look forward to an extra year with Deceuninck-Quick-Step."

For Keisse -who at 37 is the most experienced member of the Belgian formation- it will be his twelfth consecutive season with the team. "Not many can say that, only Tom Boonen I think," he affirmed. "In any case, I'm very satisfied. It's a nice gesture from Patrick Lefevere giving me the opportunity to sign a new deal after such a bizarre period, in which we hardly raced.

"It is a very nice token of his appreciation. My dream is to continue cycling until my 40th birthday, which is on 21 December 2022, so I still have two seasons to go. I've now come one year closer to realizing that goal. I will continue to work hard to get there. After a year like this I certainly didn't want to quit."



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