Lefevere: I’ve reached an agreement on wages and bonuses with Mark Cavendish

FOUGERES FRANCE JUNE 29 Mark Cavendish of The United Kingdom and Team Deceuninck QuickStep stage winner celebrates at arrival during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 4 a 1504km stage from Redon to Fougres LeTour TDF2021 on June 29 2021 in Fougeres France Photo by Guillaume Horcajuelo PoolGetty Images
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Patrick Lefevere has taken to his column in Het Nieuwsblad to announce that a deal with Mark Cavendish is close to being completed, with the Deceuninck-QuickStep manager and his star sprinter having agreed terms on wages and bonuses.

The proposed deal would last for one season, with other terms such as Cavendish’s calendar and future beyond 2022 still to be determined. There is potential for Cavendish to retire at the end of 2022 and step into a team management position, with Lefevere well aware of the clout and branding that the record-breaking sprinter brings to cycling.

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