Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Mark Cavendish, who withdrew from the 2014 Tour de France due to a crash in Stage 1, visited his teammates during the second rest day on Monday. Cavendish was also present when the team announced it is secured until 2017, and will be named Etixx - Quick-Step starting in 2015.
With the beautiful landscape of Chateau de Lastours in the background, OPQS proudly announced to the media on Monday, during the second Tour de France rest day, that the team secured its future through 2017 thanks to the extended commitment of owner Mr. Bakala, and also crucial support of our sponsors. Starting in 2015 the team will be named "Etixx - Quick-Step."
Stijn Vandenbergh extended his contract with Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team for 2015 and 2016. A tireless super domestique, Vandenbergh has shown true dedication to the success of his teammates.
Tomorrow, Wednesday July 9th , 2014, during the 5th stage of the Tour de France starting off from Ieper, Omega Pharma-Quick - Step Cycling Team will commemorate the memory of all those fallen in the First World War. The official logo for the centennial of the Great War, featuring a poppy, will in fact appear on the sleeves of the team’s racing jerseys exclusively to mark this special occasion.
In co-operation with Kookeiland, partner of Omega Pharma – Quick-Step and responsible for all meals of the riders and VIPS during all big cycling races, OPQS will organize an exclusive Fan Village along the course during the Tour de France 2014. The team will not only serve the VIPs a meal every day, but will also invite supporters alongside the road to cheer for their favorite team or rider.
Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team will have riders representing nine different countries at National Road Championships all over the World on Sunday, June 29th. The Belgian based team also will have several riders participating in the 250.2km race in what is considered the OPQS home country.
Tom Boonen Won't Participate. Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the selection that will participate in Halle-Ingooigem, a 200km one-day race on June 25th.
Princess Sportsgear & Traveller and Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team are happy to announce that they have reached an agreement about a partnership. Princess Sportsgear & Traveller will be the exclusive supplier of suitcases for the successful cycling team.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team had a productive, yet relaxing final rest day at the Giro d'Italia. OPQS will be ready for Stage 16 on Tuesday.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team riders Pieter Serry and Julien Vermote suffered a crash after 70 kilometers, on a downhill of Giro d'Italia Stage 11 on Wednesday.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the selection for the first grand tour of 2014, the Giro d'Italia. The Giro takes place from May 9th until June 1st.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team will have two riders competing in the Belgian National Time Trial Championship on Thursday, May 1st. Pieter Serry and Guillaume Van Keirsbulck will participate in the chrono competition that takes place in Hooglede-Gits.
As consequence of a crash at Liège-Bastogne-Liège on Sunday, Michal Golas withdrew from the race and underwent team medical staff examinations this morning. X-rays underlined an impact fracture of his left scaphoid. He will have to wear a cast for the next two weeks, and then he will undergo another CT scan to evaluate the evolution of the injury.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the selection for Liège - Bastogne - Liège, a 257.5 kilometer race that concludes the Ardennes Classics. There are 10 climbs including Cote de La Redoute. The final climb that will surely be a place of action is Cote de Saint-Nicolas.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the selection for Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey. The 1174 kilometer race, from April 27th to May 4th, will have several stages for the sprints, but also some chances for the climbers. The third stage will be the first chance for the GC riders to make their mark. The stage, from Finike to Elmali, finishes on Category 1 Gogubeli Pass. However, there is also a Category 1 climb, Kuruovabeli, at kilometer 104.8 of 185.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the selection that will participate in La Flèche Wallonne, The 199 kilometer race includes 11 climbs, including three ascents of the Mur de Huy (9.3% average gradient, maximum ramp 17 percent) with the last being the final of the race.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team met with the media two days before Amstel Gold Race on Sunday, April 20th. Riders and staff interviewed included Michal Kwiatkowski, Patrick Lefevere, Wout Poels, and Jan Bakelants.
Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the selection that will participate in 2014 Brabantse Pijl, a 203 kilometer race to launch the second part of Spring Classics season, on Wednesday.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the selection for the 2014 edition of Paris-Roubaix!
Cavendish Will Not Participate.