Sean Quinn joins Deceuninck-Quick-Step for the rest of the season
Aug 08 2020 10:56 pm CET

Sean Quinn joins Deceuninck-Quick-Step for the rest of the season
Sean Quinn joins Deceuninck-Quick-Step for the rest of the season

American rider Sean Quinn is set to join Deceuninck-Quick-Step for the remainder of the season.

The 20-year-old was already in December with the team at the training camp in Calpe and will compete as a stagiaire for the rest of the year. The American has shown his talents in the Junior ranks where he has taken top-ten position in races like the Tour du Pays de Vaud, the Course de la Paix and the World Championships, before becoming a professional at Hagens Berman Axeon.

"I grew up in Los Angeles," Quinn commented. "Cycling's not very popular in the US, but luckily my parents are big fans of the sport and I began watching the Tour de France every summer. One year, it got me hooked, so I started watching it every day, and then, at the age of 9, I got my first road bike and began racing. The competition got harder and harder, but I was able to progress and ended up racing with the Junior US National team. From there, I signed with Hagens Berman Axeon, which is such a great team that has produced a high-quality number of riders, two of whom – Ian Garrison and João Almeida – now race for Deceuninck – Quick-Step

"I can't put myself in one box, but I'd like to consider myself a GC rider, the kind of guy who is strong in the mountains, but who can also make his way on the flat and in the time trials. Having attended the team's training camp in the winter, I have a good idea on how it runs, but watching them work at races will be a completely different thing, to which I look forward. I will see where I fit in, try to help out the team and just see what happens. It's exciting and I can't wait for it."

"Sean is an interesting young rider who performs best on hilly races and in the mountains," said Deceuninck-Quick-Step trainer Koen Pelgrim. "He showed great potential last season at the Girobio as a first-year U23. When he joined us last winter for our training camp, he made a good impression both as a rider and as a person. We look forward to seeing him in action in the professional races with us and getting to know him better."