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Deceuninck-QuickStep secures its future for six years with QuickStep deal – CyclingTips

Deceuninck-QuickStep has secured its future for the next six years. The team announced on Tuesday that it had signed a lengthy extension with longtime sponsor QuickStep that will see one of the sport’s highest-profile team continue to sport QuickStep’s name on its kit through 2027.

The news is particularly notable in light of the uncertainty that has surrounded the future of the squad in recent seasons, as team CEO Patrick Lefevere has expressed uncertainty with some regularity over the past few years that his team might not continue the following season. That said, Deceuninck-QuickStep had recently announced a few major deals that suggested that the team was perhaps on firmer ground.

In April, the squad signed rising star Remco Evenepoel to the longest contract extension in the team’s history, and that same month, world road champ Julian Alaphilippe also extended with the team.

Tuesday’s announcement extends a partnership between the Belgian WorldTour outfit and Belgian flooring company that goes back to 2003.

“We are very happy to continue our partnership with Quick-Step, who have been at our side for over two decades now. It’s more than your usual sponsor extension; it’s proof that solid relationships exist in cycling, based on trust, mutual respect and shared values,” Lefevere said in a statement. “This long-term agreement will allow us to continue striving to improve the quality of our sports performances, to focus on the future and aim remain among the best in the sport.”

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