Brammeier Signs With Team Quick Step In 2012

19-Sep-2011: Matthew Martin Brammeier will race with the team for the next season (2012). Brammeier, 26 years old, is an athlete with good experience, even on the track. In 2009 he became an Irish citizen and in 2010 he was their National champion, sealing his title again this year both on the road and in the time trial. “Brammeier is a rider the team wants to bet on for the near future. … [Read more...]

Rabon and Grabsch Sign With Quick-Step

16-Sep-2011: There are some more new arrivals in the Quick-Step house. Czech František Rabon and German Bert Grabsch will be riding with the team for the next 2 years. Rabon, born in Prague 28 years ago, has 8 victories under his belt; most noteworthy are 3 national time trial titles, the Prologue of Tour de Romandie 2009 and the GC of Vuelta a Murcia in 2010. Grabsch, born in Wittenberg … [Read more...]

Quick-Step Cycling Team to la Vuelta España

Quick-Step Cycling Team has officially announced the squad that will take part in the up-coming Vuelta España. “The formation for the Vuelta is essentially balanced, with athletes who have a good chance in the rankings and on the climbs, as well as a few stage hunters," Sports Director Rik Van Slycke says. "Curacao National champion De Maar, Cataldo and Seeldraeyers are growing after their … [Read more...]

Gilbert Getting Closer To BMC

BRUSSELS, Aug 11, 2011 (AFP) - Belgian cycling star Philippe Gilbert is edging closer to signing for American team BMC, according to Belgian press reports quoting the rider's manager Vincent Wathelet. "It's come down to Quick Step and BMC," said Wathelet in a report by Het Laatste Nieuws Thursday. Despite not being a three-week stage racer Gilbert, a 29-year-old French-speaking Belgian … [Read more...]

Michal Kwiatkowski and Michal Golas Join Team Quick Step

Two new young talents in international cycling will be joining Quick-Step Cycling Team starting next season. The two prominent Polish riders Michal Kwiatkowski and Michal Golas will be riding with the team for the next 2 seasons (2012-2013). The two athletes have already been major players on the pro circuit for a few years, and they’ve proven their abilities in the recent … [Read more...]

Chavanel Extends Contract With Team Quick Step

PARIS, Aug 2, 2011 (AFP) - French rider Sylvain Chavanel has signed a two-year extension to his deal with the Belgian outfit Quick Step, the team announced in a statement on Tuesday. The reigning French champion, who has also ridden for the Bonjour, Brioches La Boulangere and Cofidis teams, is now under contract until 2013. "I am very satisfied with the agreement," Chavanel was quoted as … [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...]

Chavanel, Boonen Lead Quick Step Woes On Tour

LISIEUX, France, July 7, 2011 (AFP) - French champion Sylvain Chavanel admitted he came close to abandoning the Tour de France on Thursday due to the pain of injuries suffered in the fifth stage. Chavanel was among five Quick Step riders to crash on Wednesday as strong winds and the narrow roads combined with a nervous peloton to leave the bodies piled up. Despite starting the … [Read more...]

Team Quick Step Stage 4 Tour de France Quotes

Dries Devenyns "I tried to stay with the leaders up to 300 meters from the arrival. I resisted a couple of important changes in rhythm, but then I really had nothing left to give in the sprint. I'm happy anyway, because it sure wasn't easy to stay with the first group. The strongest guys in the pack took the first 10 positions in order of arrival. To attack the Mur de Bretagne we practically … [Read more...]

French Police Seize Quick Step Bus

LA ROCHE-SUR-YON, France, July 1, 2011 (AFP) - French police have seized a bus belonging to leading Tour de France team Quick Step and taken it away to be searched for drugs, a police spokesman reported on Friday. The Quick Step vehicle will be subjected to "a detailed control", the official added on the eve of Saturday's first stage of the 2011 Tour. The bus was stopped at Challans in … [Read more...]