Omega Pharma Renews Contract For Two More Years

Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling team is proud to announce that we renewed our contract with Omega Pharma. Today there was a meeting in Amsterdam between the owner of the team Zdenek Bakala, Executive Chairman of the Board Bessel Kok, CEO Patrick Lefevere, and Marc Coucke, CEO of Omega Pharma. Omega Pharma renewed their contract with OPQS for the next two seasons, 2014 and 2015 after an … [Read more...]

Injured Tom Boonen Ruled Out For Rest Of season

BRUSSELS, Aug 22, 2013 - Belgium's former world champion Tom Boonen will miss the rest of the season including the world championships in Florence after breaking down with a saddle injury, his Omega Pharma team annnounced Thursday. The 32-year-old underwent medical tests on Thursday morning that revealed a cyst in the buttock region as well as severe sores which means he will … [Read more...]

Matteo Trentin Makes It Four As Froome Looks To Ventoux

by Justin Davis LYON, July 13, 2013 (AFP) - Omega-Pharma's Matteo Trentin handed Italy its maiden win of the 100th Tour de France, and the fourth to his Belgian team, when he sprinted to victory at the end of an entertaining 14th stage on Saturday. Britain's yellow jersey holder Chris Froome, of Team Sky, came over the finish line with the main peloton and his chief rivals just … [Read more...]

Omega Pharma Pin Tour de France Hopes On Mark Cavendish

PARIS, June 17, 2013 (AFP) - British sprint great Mark Cavendish will spearhead Belgian team Omega Pharma's hopes for stage wins in the upcoming Tour de France after they announced their team line-up on Monday for the race that begins on June 29. Cavendish, who has won 23 stages in the Tour since 2008, will rely on his faithful lieutenant Gert Steegmans to set him up for stage victories … [Read more...]

Philippe Gilbert Takes San Sebastian Classic

MADRID, July 30, 2011 (AFP) - Belgian rider Philippe Gilbert made a solo breakaway four kilometers from home to power home and win the 31st edition of the San Sebastian classic on Saturday. Earlier this season, the Omega-Pharma rider became just the second man to win all three of the Ardennes classics. The 29-year-old Gilbert came home 12secs ahead of the Spaniard Carlos Barredo … [Read more...]

Omega Pharma Confirms Staying In The Professional World of Cycling

Out of a selection of potential partners, 6 options have been examined. This proves that the structure and ethical code that Omega Pharma and Belgian Cycling Company have maintained into Cycling, are most appreciated. After deep evaluation, Omega Pharma and BCC have selected a priority way, and came easily to an agreement with another existing team, to join forces so it may compete, both on … [Read more...]

Gilbert In Yellow Thanks To Maiden Tour Stage Win

Philippe Gilbert Wins His 1st TDF Stage and Gets The Yellow Jersey - Stage 1 2011

Written by: Justin Davis (AFP) LES HERBIERS, France, July 2, 2011 - Uphill sprint specialist Philippe Gilbert dominated an incident-packed first stage of the Tour de France here on Saturday to win his first stage on the race and pull on the yellow jersey. Defending champion Alberto Contador of Spain was involved in a mass pile-up 9km from the finish, the Spaniard trailing home in 82nd … [Read more...]

Gilbert Furious By ‘Doping’ Delivery Links To Omega-Pharma

LES HERBIERS, France, June 29, 2011 - Belgian cycling star Philippe Gilbert has moved to divert any suspicion of doping from within the Omega-Pharma team after a former teammate was accused of importing doping products. Retired professional Wim Vansevenant was accused of the crime on Wednesday after it was revealed he had received a package from overseas containing thousands of dollars … [Read more...]

Gilbert Wins Tour of Belgium

PUTTE, Belgium, May 29, 2011 - In-form Belgian rider Philippe Gilbert won the Tour of Belgium here on Sunday while his Omega-Pharma team-mate Andre Greipel of Germany won the fifth and final stage. Gilbert adds this victory to those of the Amstel Gold, Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege one day classics earlier this season. … [Read more...]

De Clercq Wins Giro Seventh Stage

MERCOGLIANO, May 13, 2011 - Belgium's Bart De Clercq, riding for Omega Pharma, sprang a surprise to win the Tour of Italy seventh stage, a 110km run from Maddaloni to Montevergine di Mercogliano, on Friday. The 24-year-old De Clercq, claiming the most important win of his career, held off a chasing group led by Italian Michele Scarponi at the end of a taxing 17km climb to the 1260m … [Read more...]