Sep Vanmarcke says he won't be moving to Etixx-Quick Step in 2017

It's been the will they/won't they transfer of the season, but Tom Boonen's renewal looks to have brought Vanmarcke's move to Etixx to an end

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Sep Vanmarcke has said that he won't be moving to Etixx-Quick Step in 2017, after a prolonged saga linking the Belgian to the team.

Vanmarcke, who has just finished competing in the Tour de France with his current team LottoNL-Jumbo, was heavily touted as being a replacement for Tom Boonen in the Etixx line-up and leading their Classics campaign.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).