Sam Bennett to race in Belgium after Deceuninck-QuickStep obliged to pay his full salary

Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-QuickStep) wins stage 1 at the Volta ao Algarve
Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-QuickStep) during the Volta ao Algarve (Image credit: Getty Images)

Deceuninck-QuickStep manager Patrick Lefevere has said Sam Bennett will race "every race we can line him up in" during the final part of the 2021 season after being obliged to pay the Irish sprinter his full salary. 

Bennett was named for Friday’s Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen race in Belgium and is expected to stay in northern Europe for a series of other races before and after the World Championships. However, the tension with Lefevere has not been resolved, while Lefevere has still to reach a deal with Mark Cavendish for 2022.  

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.