24 February 2022
Tim Declercq to miss Quick-Step’s first big rumble at Omloop, sidelined for a ‘few weeks’
"Tim Declercq is sidelined for this weekend’s “opening weekend” as Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl faces missing one of its key support riders as the 2022 classics campaign kicks off.
Nicknamed “the Tractor,” Declercq is recovering from pericarditis, an inflammation of the thin lining of the heart, officials confirmed.
It’s uncertain when the important team player will return, but it could be several weeks."