Patrick Lefevere: 'Maybe sometimes I have to shut up'

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Patrick Lefevere
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A perfectly-bronzed Patrick Lefevere walks into the 20-degree heat of the patio area of the hotel his Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl team have taken over to launch their new season.

The  66-year-old Belgian is tailed by a couple of sponsors. Lefevere introduces them to any employee who happens to cross their path as they make small talk in the January sunshine.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.