Stijn Devolder is still trying to come to grips with the death of his friend Frederiek Nolf, who died in his sleep during the Tour of Qatar earlier this month. "I can't believe he is no longer there," the Quick-Step rider told Het Nieuwsblad, adding that he thinks of Nolf every day. "Those are difficult and painful moments."
Devolder has recently finshed the Volta ao Algarve, and has a photo of Nolf with him in his suitcase. "I intend to take the photo with me to all my races for the rest of my career."