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Monday, November 10, 2008

Verbrugghe is back with Quick Step

by VeloNation Press at 1:30 PM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling
Team Quick Step has announced that Belgian Rik Verbrugghe will become the fifth sports director for the Belgian team in 2009. Verbrugghe, who rode for Team Quick Step in 2005, is ready to try his hand at a director.

"It’s a matter of great pride for me to be able to work with this team," said Verbrugghe. "We’ve been talking for quite some time about my working for the team in 2009. It’s a dream become true. I have to say thanks for the trust he placed in me. I’m a young sports director. I have actual cycling experience on my side and I think I can make a good impression with the riders on the team. My main objectives in this new adventure will be to learn and at the same time pass on all the knowledge I’ve acquired during my many years as an athlete."

Team Manager Patrick Lefevere said the team had a one-year contract with their former rider.

"When he competed wearing our colors," explained Lefevere, "Rik Verbrugghe’s presence left some indelible impressions. We’re sure he’ll know how to live up to his potential as a sports director as well."

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