At a press conference, Tom has apologised for his behaviour. Quick-Step themselves confirmed their confidence in Tom and have prolonged his contract for another three years.
At 10:30 on Wednesday a press conference of both Tom and QuickStep was scheduled. Tom started by reading the statement, in which he apologises.
"My name has been in the news recently and in a negative way. I realize that I have ashamed the confidence of my family, my friends, my team and my fans. I wish to stress my apologies for all this."
"I myself am not perfect and I will accept the consequences. I hope you understand that despite all what has been said and written, right or wrong, I will not make my case here now."
"The next few days I will take things easy and get some perspective on all the emotions. I'm lucky to be able to count on support from people close to me. I know I can count on the confidence of the team as well, for which I'm very grateful."
"I also hope I can count on some understanding from my fans, I assure them I'll do anything I can to be back on top and they should be looking forward to my utter engagement in this."
Next, Patrick Lefevere taked about the fact the team's main sponsors have decided to stay on for another three years and that they also confirmed their confidence in Tom by extending his contract for another three years.
About the positive cocaine test, Lefevere said: "Tom is a well-known person, but still one cannot straighten the bad thing that happened. However, I am convinced that in the future we will still be able to collaborate in a calm fashion. Further statements about this case won't be made until all the details are clear."