Patrick Lefevere looks to ahead retirement as Tom Boonen could become his successor at Quick-Step

The long-standing team boss turns 65 in January but will be staying on with the team until at least 2021

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The man who has run one of the top teams in cycling over the last decade Patrick Lefevere is looking ahead to his retirement and says Tom Boonen would make a nice replacement.

Lefevere, who turns 65 on January 6, will claim his pension from early 2020 but says he will remain active in the team with stars Julian Alaphilippe, Remco Evenepoel, and new signing Sam Bennett.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.