"This news is premature," Gert Steegmans has told Belgian Sporza radio about his reported move to Quick.Step for next season. "On Sunday the national championship is on the menu. At the moment that's all I am busy with."
"Whatever I decide to do, I promised to speak to Marc Sergeant, Davitamon-Lotto team manager, first in any case. After that I will make a decision. The rest I will leave to my manager," said Steegmans.
Steegmans' manager, Paul de Geyter, said, "At the moment nothing has been decided. We are looking at several offers for Steegmans."
Quick.Step team manager Patrick Lefevere does not deny that he is interested in Steegmans, but said, "I have spoken to his manager, but first I want to see the Nuyens situation cleared up."
Several teams are interested in Nuyens but he has not yet made a decision about his 2007 team. "Will he extend his contract with Quick.Step or not? I must respect my budget," said Lefevere.
Lefevere said he was also waiting to see how the Spanish situation affected the former Liberty Seguros team, now known as Astana-Wurth. "If that team closes, it will put some quite interesting boys on the street," said Lefevere.