In an exclusive video, the ever-reliable Belgian reveals that he has signed a one-year extension that runs through to the end of 2020.
Now in his second spell with the UCI World Team Ranking leader after rejoining the squad in 2017, Dries Devenyns has since proved himself an invaluable and selfless rider, whose tactical awareness and experience often see him assume the role of a road captain. The new contract signed by the 35-year-old – who has nine Grand Tour and twenty Monument participations under his belt – is an important part of Deceuninck – Quick-Step CEO Patrick Levefere’s building process for the 2020 season.
“I am happy to announce that I will remain part of the Deceuninck – Quick-Step team also next year. The Wolfpack has a great atmosphere and I feel at home and I hope that together we can keep on winning like we have in the last few years”, said Devenyns, a top 10 finisher this season at the Tour Down Under. “I really enjoy working with this team and hopefully I can use my experience to help drive us on to further success. There are so many younger riders now with the team and it is great to be working with them and passing on some of the knowledge that I have picked up over the years.”
In a similar vein, Patrick Lefevere also spoke of his delight at reaching an agreement: “Dries is another important signing for next year. As well as his hard work, his experience and the knowledge that he offers are invaluable, and he has been a huge part of the success we have had in recent times. He is a leader on the road and as well as helping us win races, he can help our younger riders learn their craft, which is equally important.”
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