Dries returns to the team after the three years and is set to be an important asset for the one-day races, although he proved that he can shine also in week-long stage races, his 2016 successes at the Tour of Belgium and Tour de Wallonie standing as proof for his versatility.
“I love the one-day races, with their atmosphere and crazy racing. Next season I look forward to these events together with Quick-Step Floors and if I stay healthy I hope to do some of them, to bring my contribution to the team’s success and maybe get some opportunities for myself”, said the Belgian ahead of his 11th pro season.
UCI Ranking: 193
#Top-10 positions: 6
Race distance covered: 12532 km
Days of racing: 74 days