The 21-year-old will continue to be a member of the Wolfpack, an important step for the future of the team.
Remco Evenepoel inked a new deal with Deceuninck – Quick-Step – the most successful team of the past decade – that will see him sport the squad’s jersey for five more years. Despite turning pro just two years ago, the Belgian has already amassed an eye-catching palmares that includes the European ITT Championships, Clasica San Sebastian and five stage races. In total, since the beginning of the 2019 season, he claimed 14 victories for the team, breaking several records along the way.
“I feel really honoured to put pen to paper for the next five years. As Patrick told me, this is the longest agreement he has ever signed with a rider. I’m really proud and happy to stay in this wonderful team, where I have already enjoyed a lot of success, and hopefully we can reach our big dreams. I love it here! The environment, the staff, the riders, everything feels so familiar. For me it’s just a dream, again, that comes true. That’s why I feel really, really happy and excited for what the future holds”, a beaming Remco said.
Deceuninck – Quick-Step CEO Patrick Lefevere was equally delighted after the new contract was signed: “It’s an important step for the future, for the team. Everybody knows what Remco is capable of and how talented he is. As he said, he’s happy, and one of my most important roles is to keep him happy and to put the right people around him. Because I know from experience, and I think I have some after a small 40 years in the sport, that happy people perform better than unhappy people. We’re glad Remco continues with the Wolfpack, and as he said, we hope we’ll enjoy many more great moments together.”
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