Keisse in 'contract year': I'd like to stay at Deceuninck-QuickStep

Iljo Keisse (left) rode with Mark Cavendish at the 2019 Gent Six Day
Iljo Keisse (left) rode with Mark Cavendish at the 2019 Gent Six Day (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Deceuninck-QuickStep's Iljo Keisse is one of a number of riders whose contract is set to end after the 2020 season, with the coronavirus crisis – and its accompanying lack of racing – making things even more difficult for riders hoping to remind their team managers of their worth.

Thirty-seven-year-old Keisse recognises that other riders are "pushing to take my place", but also told's podcast, De Tribune, on Monday that he hopes to stay on with Patrick Lefevere's Deceuninck-QuickStep squad, where he's ridden for the past 10 years of his career.

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