Patrick Lefevere has 'handshake contract' to keep Remco Evenepoel at Deceuninck - Quick-Step until 2022

'The deal was already on paper and is now sealed with a handshake,' says Lefevere

Remco Evenepoel at the Clásica San Sebastián 2019 (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Remco Evenepoel has as good as extended his contract with Deceuninck - Quick-Step until 2022.

Team boss Patrick Lefevere says the new European time trial champion had signed a two year contract this winter with an option to extend it by a further two years, with Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws reporting this extension has now been made official.

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