Omega Pharma win men’s team time trial

Valkenburg, Netherlands, Sept 16, 2012 (AFP) - Belgian team Omega Pharma on Sunday won the team time trial title here at the world cycling road race championships. The team, led by German individual time trial champion Tony Martin, saw off US rivals BMC by 3sec over the 53.2km course in a new event for the championships. Helping Martin to victory were Frenchman Sylvain Chavanel, … [Read more...]

Omega Pharma Announce Tour de France Team

PARIS, June 20, 2012 (AFP) - Germany's world time trial champion Tony Martin and American Levi Leipheimer figure in the Omega Pharma team announced Wednesday for the upcoming Tour de France. Team manager Patrick Lefevere is upbeat over his cyclists' prospects, saying: "The team is competitive. "In the time trials we can count on Levi and Tony Martin who will be in his element this … [Read more...]

Team Quick Step and Team Omega Pharma To Merge

BRUSSELS, Aug 1, 2011 (AFP) - The Belgian cycling teams Quick Step and Omega Pharma-Lotto announced on Monday that they will be merging into a Belgian 'superteam' next season. The new team, which will be launched on January 1, 2012, will be known as Team Omega Pharma-Quick Step. It will be managed by Patrick Lefevere, the current director of Quick Step. The two sponsors will take turns … [Read more...]

VDB’ and Gilbert Spearhead Omega’s Tour Challenge

Classics king Philippe Gilbert and yellow jersey hopeful Jurgen van den Broeck will spearhead Omega-Pharma's bid for success at the 2011 Tour de France. Both riders were among the nine-man squad announced Thursday by the Belgian outfit, which goes into the July 2-24 race aiming for stage wins and at least a top five finish from all-rounder van den Broeck. Van den Broeck finished fifth … [Read more...]

Greipel Wins Tour of Belgium Second Stage

KNOKKE-HEIST, Belgium, May 26, 2011 (AFP) - Germany's Andre Greipel of the Omega Pharma team won the second stage of the Tour of Belgium on Thursday to take the leader's jersey from Dutchman Lieuwe Westra. Greipel won a sprint finish ahead of Dutch rider Kenny van Hummel with Belgian Maxime Vantomme in third and Tom Boonen fourth. In the overall standings, Greipel has a two-second lead … [Read more...]

Omega Pharma Without Leaders At Giro

Without the leadership of Belgian Philippe Gilbert, and Jurgen Van den Broeck, Team Omega Pharma will be present at the start line of the Giro, with mostly fighters to target a stage win. Team Omega Pharma Giro Jan Bakelants (AUS), Adam Blythe (GBR), Bart De Clercq (BEL), Francis De Greef (BEL), Gert Dockx (BEL), Olivier Kaisen (BEL), Sebastian Lang (GER) Klaas Lodewyck (BEL), Jussi … [Read more...]

Gilbert Scores His Second Lombardy Win

COMO, Italy - Belgium's Philippe Gilbert on Saturday picked up a second Tour of Lombardy crown as the one-day specialist landed the final classic race of the season. The Omega Pharma rider made it back to back wins after he edged out Italian Michele Scarponi by a dozen seconds after the grueling 260 kilometer event which required seven hours in the saddle in windy, wet conditions. … [Read more...]

Team Silence Sack Dope Cheat Dekker, And Change Team Name

BRUSSELS, Oct 1, 2009 (AFP) - Belgian cycling team Silence announced they had sacked Dutch drugs cheat Thomas Dekker on Thursday. The team run by Marc Sergeant, and which has claimed two Tour de France runner-up places in three years thanks to Austrlian Cadel Evans, also announced they will change their name to Omega Pharma as of 2010. Dekker was brought on board to boost Evans' … [Read more...]