The 39-year-old Belgian will make it twelve seasons with the Wolfpack

Dries Devenyns was one of the riders who played an important role in the first Grand Tour triumph in the history of the team last September, helping Remco Evenepoel write history for Belgium at La Vuelta. But Dries was a key player also in other important victories of the team, showing his huge experience and guiding our younger riders on the road. Considering all this, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl offered him a new agreement for 2023 – which will mark his 12th year with the squad, one where Dries is motivated to once again give his best.

“Of course, I’m already looking forward to next season. I realise I’m still living my childhood dream. Cycling fans in Belgium and worldwide are seeing us as the biggest team for them. We are living a dream riding for this incredible squad. That’s what you dream of as a little kid.”

“I still get my motivation out of the challenge to build condition, to do a strong race, to work well together with my teammates and to fight for victories. I do realise that everything I’m going to do later in my life will not be the same. It’s really nice also to work for such a long time together with the same people, in a way they become friends. To have a good relationship with them also gives some fire for every time I pin on a number for a race”, said Dries Devenyns, who during his time with the team took part in 263 races.

Patrick Lefevere, CEO of Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl, was equally happy to have Dries stay with the Wolfpack: “As always Dries goes through fire for the team. He has a great mindset and his experience in the races if quintessential for the other riders. He knows how to remain calm when it’s needed, he has a great personality and always remains down-to-earth. It’s a pleasure that we can count on him also in 2023.”

 

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