Soudal Quick-Step reveal potential long-term successor to Patrick Lefevere

Jurgen Foré, the son of former Paris Roubaix and Tour of Flanders winner Noël, to join Belgian team as COO in January

Patrick Lefevere and Remco Evenepoel embrace after Liege-Bastogne-Liege in 2022
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Patrick Lefevere's long-term successor as the man in charge of the Soudal Quick-Step outfit appears to have been found, with the team announcing a new Chief Operations Officer on Thursday.

Jurgen Foré, the son of former Paris Roubaix, Tour of Flanders and Gent-Wevelgem winner Noël Foré, will join Lefevere’s team from Deloitte in the new year to take on the daily management of the project.

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Tom Thewlis

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