The Belgian inks a new deal with the Wolfpack.
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl has reached an agreement with Yves Lampaert, which will see him stay with the team until the end of 2025. The 31-year-old from Izegem has had a memorable 2022, with most remembering the unfortunate crash at his beloved Paris-Roubaix, which cost him a probable podium place. Equally emotional was the opening stage of the Tour de France, where Yves powered his way to victory in the individual time trial in Copenhagen and took the famous and coveted yellow jersey.
Having joined the team in 2015, Yves’ new contact reaches through 2025, meaning it will see him complete a decade with the Wolfpack, where he has carved a niche for himself as a classic specialist, a powerful time trialist and a reliable domestique and teammate.
His career has seen him take 15 individual victories so far, with as well as the aforementioned Tour de France stage victory, his palmares including wins also at the Vuelta a España, Tour de Suisse, Tour of Britain, Dwars door Vlaanderen (2017 and 2018) and Classic Brugge-De Panne. He is also part of an elite club of riders to have held both the Belgian National Road Race (2018) and Time Trial titles (2017 and 2021).
Speaking about the new deal, Yves said: “I am really happy that I can stay for three more years with the team. I see this squad as my family and I am always really proud when can be successful, so let’s see if we can add some more in the coming years. I would like to thank Patrick for the confidence that he has shown in me and I hope to repay that faith.”
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl CEO Patrick Lefevere was also content with the agreement: “I am very happy that we could come to a deal that will see Yves stay with the team. When we think of his most recent season, we think of what happened in Paris-Roubaix and being in yellow at the Tour de France, but the bigger picture is so much more than that. He has taken some big victories individually but he also works tirelessly for others and he is a huge part of our team and we are delighted that we will have him for three more years.”
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