This is most certainly one of the teams to watch, and watch closely. Belgian UCI World Tour cycling team Omega-Pharma Quickstep, headed up by former Belgian pro cyclist Patrick Lefevere, these guys know how to dominant a race.
This year alone the team has taken out 40 wins (last year they hit 63) and is currently placed at the top of the World Ranking. The team placed first in last year’s Team Time Trial competition in Florence, Italy. Equally impressive highlights from last year include team member Mark Cavendish’s 5-stage win at the Giro d’Italia and four Tour de France successes.
Who's taking the team to the 2014 Tour de France
Allessandro Petacchi (Italy)
Jan Baeklants (Belgium)
Mark Cavendish (United Kingdom) - Cavendish down and out due to stage 1 crash dislocating his collarbone.
Mark Renshaw (Australia)
Matteo Trentin (Italy)
Michal Golas (Poland)
Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland)
Niki Terpstra (Netherlands)
Tony Martin (Germany)
Who rides for Omega Pharma – Quickstep
Mark Cavendish - Cavendish down and out due to stage 1 crash dislocating his collarbone.
Kevin de Weert
Tony Martin (2014 delivered his third straight gold for German TT Championships)
Thomas de Gendt
Michal Kwiatkowski (2014 Polish National Time Trial Champion)
Zdenek Stybar (recent 2014 Czech Republic National Road Championship winner)
Guillaume van Keirsbulck
Not just the pros
Omega Pharma – Quickstep also comprises two youth teams, EFC-Omega Pharma Quick-Step U23s and the Avia junior team.
Who’s Omega Pharma and who’s Quickstep
Omega Pharma is a Belgian pharmaceutical company providing innovative healthcare solutions. Hailing from Flanders, Quickstep provides myriad designs of easy-to-install flooring.