Lefevere: Now is not the time to wage war with ASO

Deceuninck-QuickStep boss Patrick Lefevere at the 2020 Volta ao Algarve
Deceuninck-QuickStep boss Patrick Lefevere at the 2020 Volta ao Algarve (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Patrick Lefevere has used his weekly column in Het Nieuwsblad to encourage teams not to move towards a conflict with Tour de France organisers ASO. The Deceuninck-QuickStep team boss has urged for caution after a number of team managers and pundits suggested that the current restrictions and economics relating to the COVID-19 pandemic had created an opportunity for cycling to readdress its economic model.

"All respect for Renaat Schotte [ed broadcaster and journalist], but he is wrong when he says that this is the time to reform cycling," Lefevere wrote on Saturday. 

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