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Lefevere will find the necessary millions to the corner

Deceuninck is the new sponsor of team of Patrick Lefevere

Lefevere will find the necessary millions to the corner

Half an hour lasted the conversation with Francis Van Eeckhout, ceo of Deceuninck. More had Lefevere is not necessary for the future of his team.

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Francis Van Eeckhout (l.), Deceuninck’s ceo, and manager Patrick Lefevere go together in the sea. David Stockman/belga

Deceuninck is the new sponsor of team of Patrick Lefevere

Lefevere will find the necessary millions to the corner

Half an hour lasted the conversation with Francis Van Eeckhout, ceo of Deceuninck. More had Lefevere is not necessary for the future of his team.

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Hugo Coorevits

Brussels Deceuninck from Gits-Hooglede is from January 1, the new main sponsor of the WorldTourploeg of Patrick Lefevere. The market leader in high-quality pvc windows signed yesterday a multi-year contract that the West-Flemish he signed up permits at least the next three years on the same budgetary level courses. What is the contribution of the publicly-traded company exactly, told Lefevere. But it seems that he is around the age of eighteen million euro has been collected.

“It was the marketing manager of Deceuninck that with me informed. I sat for a half hour private together with ceo Francis Van Eeckhout, and the deal was made with a handshake riveted. On his West-Flemish’, says Lefevere, who is aiming for a team with 23 riders. “This is the start of a new era. I am happy that I am with Deceuninck, Quick Step, Lidl, Specialized and Latexco now everything I have for the next three years. With options. It was a long search. And then you find the new title sponsor around the corner.’

Van Eeckhout, the boss of Deceuninck, said that he believes in the course. “It would be a sin as Patrick Lefevere had to lose. Cycling is a great medium for everyone around the world to influence. Currently, we are the designer and manufacturer of hundreds of products and operates in one hundred countries. Belgium represents only eight percent of our market. Deceuninck was the youngest years in the media what the wind left off, with this clean, international kampioenenteam of Lefevere, we will be the brand Deceuninck again on the world map.’

“I feel that the partners that are joining in this story to me like a kind of security on board to keep

Patrick Lefevere (63) has the future of his team for several years held securely, but think not yet to his retirement. ‘It is not the moment to stop. Deceuninck get not in for two years, that people know you better than you money in the Leie throws. And I feel that the partners that are joining in this story to me like a kind of security on board. That I can – as long as my health allows it – promise. In the longer term, I figure out that two or three people my job can take over and I supervised do it.”

Was the search for a new main sponsor for the hardest delivery ever?

‘To know for sure. It flatters my vanity that I succeeded once again in am a new sponsor to be found, but it is never enough for me. I always want more and more.’

What do you mean?

“I have at times doubted. I’ve maybe waited too long for the outside world to let them know that the team is not for ever and a day only but was connected with Quick Step as the main sponsor. I’m not easily jealous, but when you see that Jumbo signs for six years, that there are teams that are multi-year contracts to draw… This is a new chapter. I think that we can now voortbreien on the success. The following three years, I have budget in principle, no worries.’

Is new is that the contribution of the Czech lender Bakala completely lost.

‘Initially it was planned that he, four years would inject money, but in the end it became six years. I am grateful for. He is still the main shareholder of the team. He has 70 percent of the shares. If he tomorrow says that he is the team has been sold, so be it. He is the guarantor for the bank guarantee, and you have a number of millions for the block.’

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