OPQS communicates that the condition of Zdenek Stybar is improving. Stybar underwent reconstructive surgery on wounds in the area of his mouth last night.
OPQS rider Zdenek Stybar suffered bad luck on Thursday, crashing at Kermiscross Ardooie (Belgium). The UCI World Cyclocross Champion returned to racing only recently after another crash in Ardooie, on the road at Eneco Tour.
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.
OPQS rider Mark Cavendish won his second straight sprint stage, this time at 183.6km Stage 2 of Tour du Poitou-Charentes on Wednesday. The Manx Missile relied on another dominant leadout from his teammates, and launched his sprint for the convincing victory.
As consequence of a crash at E3 Harelbeke on Friday, March 28th, Boonen suffered a strong contusion on his right thumb that caused him pain on the articulation. The thumb is swollen and he also has a stretched ligament.
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.
RENSON® and Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team are pleased to announce that they’ve extended their partnership deal for the seasons 2015 and 2016, with an option for a third year in 2017. As a partner for the topteam of Patrick Lefevere, the specialist in ventilation, sun protection and outdoor solutions from Belgium want to strengthen its brand recognition, in Belgium and abroad.
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 riders Pieter Serry and Julien Vermote suffered a crash after 70 kilometers, on a downhill of Giro d'Italia Stage 11 on Wednesday.
Tom Boonen Interview: Tom Boonen is a man in form in Qatar and is on a mission after an illness ridden 2013 season. We caught up with the Belgian multi-champion in Spain as he piled in the kilometres just before heading off to the deserts of Qatar.
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."
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 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 that will participate in VDK Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde, a 531 kilometer race that takes place from April 1st until April 3rd.
OPQS has announced the selection that will participate in Tour de l'Eurométropole, a 688.3km, four-stage race from October 2nd until October 5th.
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.
Cavendish Will Not Participate.
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 for the 2014 edition of Paris-Roubaix!
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the selection that will participate in Milano-Sanremo. The 294km race includes the classic climbs of the Cipressa (5.6km, 4.1% average gradient, 9% max ramp) and the Poggio (3.7km, 3.7% average gradient, 8% max ramp). The final 6.1 kilometers descend into a flat finish, leaving the possibility for any kind of a finish from a breakaway to a bunch sprint.