Viviani To Leave Deceuninck-Quickstep Despite Tour De France Success

Elia Viviani greets team manager Patrick Lefevere at the Gent Six Day

Elia Viviani has confirmed he will leave Deceuninck-QuickStep in 2020 despite his sprint success at the Tour de France , with team manager Patrick Lefevere admitting he does not have the budget to match the offers of other teams keen to sign the Italian. Viviani told Cyclingnews on Monday that the Tour de France would decide his future, with further sprint success only raising the vale of his next contract. Under UCI rules, Viviani cannot announce his future team until August 1 but Cyclingnews understands he has reached a deal with Cofidis, who are set to step-up to WorldTour level in 2020 and have the backing of the French loan maker until 2021. Lefevere, who has also confirmed that Viviani will move on, is keen to sign Sam Bennett from Bora-Hansgrohe. He also has Alvaro Hodeg and Fabio Jakobsen already on his books but is likely to lose lead-out man ...

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