Cycling Stijn Devolder will stop with the quotes. In the meantime, the 40-year-old, of West-Flanders and won in his career, including two-time Ronde van Vlaanderen, three times the national champion on the road.

Devolder was in 2001 for an internship at the Mapei-Quick Step. And then to claim that the West-Flemish culture, including the colors of US Postal, Discovery Channel, Quick.The Step team, Vacansoleil-DCM, Trek Factory Racing), Verandas Willems-Crelan, and at last Corendon-Go. The two teams have had the experience Devolder, if wegkapitein, respectively, Wout van Aert and Mathieu van der Poel, to assist them during their year on the road.

“I’m always happy to gekoerst, and tried to keep it as long as possible, and to do so at a high level, even though it made my surroundings more and more and more references to an imminent end,” said Devolder. “However, this past summer, I am 40 now. It’s time to say good-bye, and on to something a little different to begin with. I may not intend to continue to move forward. The decision to stop, I noticed it a few years ago. Then I would be left with the feeling: “if only I had just a couple of years ago…’.”