Race Report: Stage 12 was a long prelude to a sprint fest in the town of Tours and as predicted crashes played their part in the outcome but in the end two of the fastest men in the peloton came together for a close tussle. Yet again a German rider crossed the line first.
Race Report: Today was always going to be one for the sprinters and the fast-men didn’t disappoint with the top four; Kittel, Greipel, Cavendish and Sagan fighting it out on the streets of Saint Malo. It wasn’t pretty, but it’s the job of the sprinters to cross that line first, however they manage it!
Cavendish Wins 5th Giro Stage & Maglia Rossa, Martin Wins Tour of Belgium Overall Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team was successful in every way possible on Sunday, with Mark Cavendish winning the 21st Stage of the Giro d'Italia as well as the red (points) jersey, and Tony Martin winning the Tour of Belgium overall for the second straight year.
British sprinter joins illustrious company with centennial win on the wet roads of Italy. In a rain-soaked stage 12 of the 96th running of the Giro d’Italia, Mark Cavendish - aboard his S-Works Venge - sprinted to his 100th career victory. The milestone win allows Cav to join the ranks of such legendary racers as Eddy Merckx, Mario Cipollini, and current teammate Tom Boonen.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the selection that will take part in Ster ZLM Toer - GP Jan van Heeswijk, a 738.8km stage race from June 12th to June 16th.
Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the selection that will participate in the 100th Tour de France, which features 21 stages covering 3,479km from June 29th until July 21st. There are seven flat stages, five medium mountain stages, six mountain stages including four with summit finales, two individual time trials, and one team time trial. There are also two rest days.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step launches Zentrick-enabled interactive video series to inform and engage fans on social media. Zentrick Inc. today announced the launch of the Omega Pharma – Quick-Step (OPQS Team) “Tour de France” interactive video series that combines video content with audience engagement and interactive storytelling.
The world's fastest cycling sprinter, Mark Cavendish, has written a second book At Speed: My Life in the Fast Lane. The book is now available in bookstores, bike shops, and online.
Mark Cavendish Interview: The fastest man in the World on two wheels is one description of Mark Cavendish, but when it comes to talking he doesn’t hang about either. We found that out in what was meant to be a short interview with the man from the Isle of Man when his Omega Pharma – Quick-Step team were in Spain for their team presentation in January. No lead-out was needed to get ‘Cav’ going!
T-Shirt Available Tomorrow Morning on OPQS web shop 16-May-2013: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team wants to celebrate the special career accomplishment of 100 victories of Mark Cavendish, but also share this unique moment with our supporters!
Tomorrow (Wednesday) the five days Ster ZLM Toer starts with a prologue of 8 kilometers in the streets of Goes. The third stage of this Dutch race from the Europe Tour takes place in Belgium. The start will be given in Verviers and the finish is in Jalhay. In this feisty stage Le Rosier and La Redoute are two of the hills that will be waiting for the riders. The day before they have to cover some famous Dutch hills like the Cauberg and Bemelerberg, these are all in the first half of the race. That’s why there are possibly three chances for a bunch sprint.
Race Report: Vincenzo Nibali showed today that he is the worthy winner of the 2013 Giro d’Italia with a demolishing ride on the steep slopes of the Dolomites. His pink jersey gleamed through the falling snow at the top of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo for the stage win and confirmation of his superb home victory. Another great day on a brilliant Giro d’Italia.
It was a momentous day for one British rider as Mark Cavendish joined the elite club of 100-time professional winners. Big congrats to the Manx Missile, but his success wasn’t the major talking point as it all went horribly wrong for his compatriot Sir Bradley Wiggins.
Race Report: Mark Cavendish provided a sprinting lesson to the others today with another masterful display. He followed all the sprinting rules of don't let yourself get boxed in, anticipate, react quickly and most of all - don't get dropped on the hills to claim his 101st win.
Stage 1 is always a traumatic experience and today was no different with a crash riddled run into the seafront finish in Napoli. Mark Cavendish missed the carnage and showed his sprint power to take the first stage and the first Pink jersey of the 2013 Giro d’Italia in fine form. Crash or no crash though the man from the Isle of Man had the stage in his pocket.
99 Victories for the Manx Missile. Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Mark Cavendish was dropped off for the sprint with 170m to go at the end of the 169km flat Giro d'Italia Stage 6 on Thursday, winning the stage that he soon dedicated to the memory of Wouter Weylandt. The entire team worked for him all day long, not only controlling breaks and protecting him, but also moving him into perfect position in the final kilometer.
Check out the video of Cav's SPECIALIZED Edition Venge! Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team worked hard once again, guiding sprinter Mark Cavendish over the climbs of the 254km Stage 13 of Giro d'Italia — longest stage of the grand tour — on Friday, and chasing down breakaways in the final kilometers to give him a chance for a fourth victory.
Great Team Effort Earns Manx Missile 3rd Giro Victory 16-May-2013: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team was left to do much of the work in the peloton, despite torrential rain in the 134km flat Giro d'Italia Stage 12 on Thursday. All of the team was on the front protecting and pulling for sprinter Mark Cavendish, in hopes of delivering him to the line for his 100th career victory, the third of the Giro d'Italia, and the 27th for OPQS cycling team — in three disciplines — in 2013.
May 06, 2013 - It’s a BIG Giro d’Italia EuroTrash Monday with all the action, videos, results and rider quotes from the first two stages. But it’s not all Italy, we also have the 4 Jours de Dunkerque and the Vuelta a Madrid, plus news form the Vuelta a España. Forse un pezzo di panattoni con il vostro caffè?
Mark Cavendish will not be at the start of the Driedaagse De Panne, as he has not yet recovered from the gastroenteritis that hit him last week after Milano–Sanremo. He suffered a difficult night, and the team’s medical staff decided not to start the British champion this morning.