The Kristallen Zweetdruppel for Best Belgian Domestique goes again to a Deceuninck – Quick-Step rider.
“El Tractor” was again chosen as the Best Domestique at the Belgian Kristallen Fiets ceremony. For the fourth consecutive year, Tim Declercq got the prestigious Kristallen Zweetdruppel trophy, making him the record holder.
This season, Declercq did an incredible job and played a quintessential role in many of the Wolfpack’s victories, as he spent countless kilometers at the front of the bunch, from February until October. His amazing work, commitment and effort were on display in the Classics, but also at the Tour de France, where the 32-year-old Belgian fought hard until Paris, despite an unfortunate crash, helping Mark Cavendish secure the green jersey.
“It’s a super nice reward and this Kristallen Zweetdruppel trophy acknowledges I did my job again well this season. I’m really happy to be the Best Belgian Domestique for the fourth year in a row. The competition isn’t getting easier. I take a lot of satisfaction from what I do. You need to know what you are capable of and what you aren’t. I know my body is made for this kind of work. Of course, everyone dreams of winning races as a young kid, but then when you realise that will be difficult you can quite easily make the choice to work for your teammates. That I can do this in one of the best teams in the world is just great”, said Tim.
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