Deceuninck indicates sponsorship is secure until 2021 but Lefevere warns of lost season

Deceuninck-QuickStep’s Julian Alaphilippe at the 2020 Tour Colombia 2.1
Deceuninck-QuickStep’s Julian Alaphilippe at the 2020 Tour Colombia 2.1 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Deceuninck has reportedly said it will respect its sponsorship contract with Patrick Lefevere's Deceuninck-QuickStep team until 2021 and possibly extend it, giving the Belgian team some sense of financial stability to weather the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.  

At the start of April, Deceuninck CEO Francis Van Eeckhout revealed he would sit down with Lefevere on April 20 to talk sponsorship after they were unable to reap the benefits of their backing due to the cancellation of the spring classics and the loss of all racing until at least July 1

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