Declercq 'honoured' to be named world's best domestique

Deceuninck-QuickStep’s Tim Declercq in the thick of the action – with Lotto Soudal’s Frederik Frison – at the 2020 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
Tim Declercq at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad earlier this year (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Tim Declercq has voiced his pride at being voted the best domestique in the world by his fellow riders, saying that, for a pure workhorse such as him, such recognition from his colleagues is the "highest achievable accolade".

The Deceuninck-QuickStep rider topped the polling when Cyclingnews asked WorldTour pros to name the best helper in the peloton as part of our 'Domestique Week' of features.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.