Deceuninck-Quickstep Sign Van Lerberghe And Stijn Steels

Bert Van Lerberghe (Cofidis)

Belgian riders Stijn Steels and Bert Van Lerberghe will both make the step up to WorldTour level in 2020 after signing two-year contracts with Deceuninck-QuickStep . Steels joins the team from Roompot-Charles, while Van Lerberghe will make the move from Cofidis. The 29-year-old Steels, whose uncle Tom is a directeur sportif at Deceuninck-QuickStep, has been a professional since 2013 and previously raced with some of his future teammates under the Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise banner. “Even when I was a little kid I was cycling in the clothes of this team, so it is a dream that has now come true,” Steels said in a statement released by Deceuninck-QuickStep on Saturday. “I will be joining Tim Declercq and Yves Lampaert, who are my best friends. We have known each other for 15 years, so it will be a lot of fun and it will be spectacular to be in the same team, ...

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