What new entity? It says he wants to take over the existing WT licence so paying agent stays the same.Unfortunately such legal moves, new entity and signing a new contract, that usually leads to imminent employee contract termination without much compensation involved. So i would be careful with signing for this new team, would likely first exhaust the legal options in regards to current contract.
I though that this was a possibility but rider and staff are in a bad position.They cannot leave SQS since they are under contract. Its already too late to find good team with a good salary. Even if they challenge in court. It will take time and 2024 season will be over.I can see it working, a shelter team for 2024 maybe 2025. Gives riders and staff time to find a place somewhere else.
If it happens they should name the team "The Wolfpack"
What if remco goes to ineos, but this new team gets cian uijdtbroeks from bora, in a "exchange" for roglic?
Couldn't read the article, but is Lefevere doing this so Remco can't go anywhere without his new team paying for his transfer? Or to try and force him to go to Jumbo?Patrick Lefevere is working on a 'shelter team' for victims of takeover
Welke renners? En waarom is het voor Lefevere een erezaak? De belangrijkste vragen over mogelijke ‘opvangploeg’Patrick Lefevere maakt, bij de gratie van Zdenek Bakala, werk van een ‘opvangteam’ voor renners en personeel die straks niet terecht kunnen in de nieuwe Visma-structuur. Een positieve oplossing voor dát deel van de ploeg wenkt dus. Maar er ligt nog een pak werk op de plank.www.hln.be
If Soudal and Spezialized are the only ones leaving there might be enough money left for a cheap QuickStep-team. If Spezialized goes in with Soudal-Visma, Cervelo can come the other way and bring in some money as it would be their only WT-team (as it looks).
If Remco and 5 other big hitters goes to Jumbo and Pat fills the team with young riders and cheap guys it could possibly float.
I think Lefevre (and the riders left) will be fine with that.QS would turn into a very mediocre team.
Or being able to try and cover his ass by saying look I'm the nice guy, I tried.Media sometimes creates a persona of Lefevere that he’s an ***, but this shows his class again. He doesn’t have to do this, but he does it anyway, for his staff and for the riders.
He may be hypocritical at times, he may sometimes say stupid and disrespectfull stuff and I don't like how he publicly handles feuds like with Bennett but he has always done everything in his power to support and stand by his riders and especially his staff who are loyal and correct to him.Or being able to say look I'm the nice guy, I tried.