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...]

Super Sunday for OPQS: Two Red Jerseys in One Day

Cavendish Wins 5th Giro Stage & Maglia Rossa, Martin Wins Tour of Belgium Overall 26-May-2013: 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. Giro d'Italia Stage 21: Manx … [Read more...]

Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team To Tour of Belgium

Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the selection that will take part in Ronde van België (Tour of Belgium), a 730.1km race over five stages, from May 22nd to May 26th. "This year Tour of Belgium will be a hard race, from the beginning until the end," Sport Director Rik Van Slycke said. "The first stage has a finish in Knokke, so there is a strong possibility of a windy day. … [Read more...]

OPQS Rider Update: Surgery for Zdenek Stybar

02-May-2013: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Zdenek Stybar underwent surgery this morning to his right knee due to inflammation of a prepatellar tissue. The surgery was performed by professor Bellemans at the AZ Gasthuisberg Leuven. The surgery went well and Stybar is already at home. Stybar has to observe a three week rest period before he can start training again. "We … [Read more...]

Tour de Romandie Stage 1: Meersman Emerges From Chaotic Finish Victorious

24-Apr-2013: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team Sport Director Brian Holm said on Tuesday that Gianni Meersman is showing his good condition, particularly after finishing 24th on a Tour de Romandie mountain prologue despite being known more for his sprinting prowess. Holm's comments were a reality at the end of the 176.8km Tour de Romandie Stage 1. As the race came back together inside the … [Read more...]