Patrick Lefevere is assured of putting a brand new cope with Mark Cavendish subsequent week.
After seemingly being on his approach out of biking, Cavendish revived his profession in 2021 with Deceuninck–Quick-Step.
Cavendish signed a one-season deal, and after profitable 4 phases of the Tour de France to equal Eddy Merckx’s report of 34 stage victories he put himself in a powerful bargaining place.
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His need has been to stay at Deceuninck–Quick-Step, however their normal supervisor Lefevere is a fearsome and fearless negotiator.
Lefevere had warned Cavendish to not overplay his hand, however the events have been edging nearer to a deal in latest weeks.
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The Deceuninck–Quick-Step chief says the workforce’s riders for 2022 will come collectively subsequent week, and he expects to conclude talks with Cavendish.
“Mark Cavendish may also be there on Monday,” Lefevere wrote in his column in Het Nieuwsblad. “Contractually every thing isn’t but settled, however I hope to complete subsequent week.
The dialogue is similar for now: what function can Mark play for our workforce after his profession and the way can we reward him for that?
“His victory on Sunday within the Munsterland Giro fell a little bit bit between the folds due to Paris-Roubaix, however it says lots in regards to the motivation he nonetheless has on the finish of the season.”
After the get-together subsequent week, Lefevere will ship his riders away on vacation – with a recall date of December 5.
San Bennett’s time with Deceuninck–Quick-Step is coming to a detailed, with the Irishman heading to Bora–Hansgrohe.
Lefevere has been crucial of the Irishman in latest months, however now appears set to attract a line beneath the state of affairs as he wrote: “I’m going to maintain quiet about Sam Bennett.”
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