The 22-year-old is excited to get things started next season.

Hailing from Meulebeke and describing himself a classics-style rider, Warre Vangheluwe had an impressive year that includes a win at Kemmel Koerse and podium places at the U23 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and GP Jules Van Hevel.

Speaking about his chance to join the team, he said: “I am ready and happy to be able to push myself with this squad and develop myself further. I am a Belgian, so to join the Soudal Quick-Step family is a dream come true for me. I grew up watching the likes of Tom Boonen and other big names, so it is special to me. I would say that I am not really a sprinter, but I am looking to develop into more of a hardened classics type rider. I look up to Yves Lampaert a lot, so I would like to emulate him.”

“I started cycling because of my two older brothers. The middle brother started when he was eight years old and he just finished racing now, so he had a long career. So, I started cycling because they did it but I loved it from there. I too started when I was eight years old and now my biggest goal is to become a pro rider. I think this is a big chance for me to hopefully make that step.”

Soudal Quick-Step Devo Team manager Bart Roosens also added: “Warre is a very strong classics type rider, who thrives in hard races. We have seen him progress and we want to give him a chance to develop into a professional rider.”

 

Photo credit: ©Hervé Dancerelle

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