Mark Cavendish Out For At Least Six Weeks

Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Mark Cavendish underwent further examinations after his crash during the first stage of the Tour de France last Saturday. The results underlined the need for surgery after it was confirmed that all ligaments around the AC-joint were ruptured and the shoulder separated. The surgery to stabilize the AC joint will take place on Wednesday 9th of … [Read more...]

OPQS Extends Contract with Niki Terpstra

12-Jun-2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team proudly announces the extension of contract for the Paris Roubaix 2014 winner, Niki Terpstra. Terpstra extended his contract for 2015, 2016, and 2017. He has been with OPQS since 2011 and already has impressive results, including Dwars door Vlaanderen-Waregem in 2012. The 2014 season is already a big success for the Dutch rider, with a 1st … [Read more...]

Tour of California Stage 1 Comes Down To Centimeters

ATOC_Cavendish_Degenkolb_stage1_2014

11-May-2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team tried their luck in the crosswinds, but the 193.3km 1st Stage of AMGEN Tour of California Stage 1 was destined for a group arrival as the wind changed on Sunday with too many kilometers remaining. OPQS switched back to preparation for the bunch sprint, and Mark Cavendish was able to beat John Degenkolb (Giant-Shimano) by mere centimeters for the … [Read more...]

Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team Giro Roster

05-May-2014: 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. Davide Bramati and Rik Van Slycke will be in the team car for OPQS. Tom Steels will also be present in the first week of racing to help the team with his experience with those kinds of stages. "For the team it … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish’s Race Calendar Is Determined

18-Apr-2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the program of Mark Cavendish for the coming weeks. As previously communicated, the British Champion will ride the Tour of Turkey at the end of April. He will then ride the AMGEN Tour of California and the Tour de Suisse prior to the Tour de France. "As everybody knows, my big goal this year is the Tour de France," Cavendish … [Read more...]

Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team To Tirreno-Adriatico

10-Mar-2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the selection that will participate in Tirreno-Adriatico, a 1019.1km stage race from March 12th through March 18th. The first and last stages are both time trials. Stage 1 is a a flat, 18.5 team time trial, while Stage 7 is a flat, 9.1km individual time trial. Stages 2, 3, and 6 are undulating, but there are possibilities for a … [Read more...]

Presentation Focuses on OPQS as More Than a Team

09-Jan-2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team was presented to the media in a beautiful environment in Calpe on Thursday. A two hour media ride began the full day of activities. The international press had a chance to get exclusive, up close photos of OPQS riders on the road during this time period. OPQS CEO Patrick Lefevere then introduced the team in the afternoon. Omega Pharma CEO … [Read more...]

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...]

Omega Pharma Team Announce Mark Renshaw, Uran Signings

01-Aug-2013: Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team is pleased to announce that we reached deals with Rigoberto Urán Urán and with Mark Renshaw. Both riders will race on Patrick Lefevere's team for the next two seasons, 2014 and 2015. Rigoberto Urán Urán, 26, is one of the best climbers of his generation. Urán has already shown his potential in the major tours; this year he won one of … [Read more...]

Gullegem Koerse: Solo Win For Andrew Fenn

Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Andrew Fenn won 171km Gullegem Koerse — a home race for OPQS — alone on Tuesday. At the start of the race were 213 riders, but within two laps a select group already emerged. Fourteen riders with Guillaume Van Keirsbulck and Fenn got away for the remainder of the race. The group included strong riders such as Greg Van Avermaet and Philippe … [Read more...]