Michael Mørkøv's journey in Soudal Quick-Step is over. The 38-year-old Dane confirmed the news in an interview with Ekstra Bladet the day before European Championships.
"I know who I'll be riding for next year. It won't be Soudal-Quickstep," says Mørkøv. The Danish cyclist has been riding for the Belgian team since 2018, and here he has built up a reputation of the world's best leadout man and has assisted one top sprinter after another to victory in biggest races.
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But the time with the current employer has also offered downturns. The Dane thus makes no secret of the fact that the 2023 season has been tough. "It has not been the best season for me, and not everything I had hoped for has been successful," explains Mørkøv.
In addition, Ekstra Bladet reports that he may be on his way to Astana. A possibility that Mørkøv does not completely shut down. "It is an option. A good option," Mørkøv concludes noting that he can't confirm whether he'll join the Kazakh team or head completely different direction.