Patrick Lefevere wants a women's WorldTour team by 2023

The Belgian team boss is also looking to build a men's continental training team

Patrick Lefevere
(Image credit: Getty)

Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl team boss Patrick Lefevere has said he hopes to have a women's team competing at WorldTour level by 2023.

The Belgian, who has previously been criticised for his comments on women's cycling, appears to have changed his mind on the female side of the sport, which he was previously quoted as calling a charity case.

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