2012 Omega Pharma-Quick Step season

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2012 Omega Pharma-Quick Step season
Manager Patrick Lefevere
One-day victories 14
Stage race overall victories 8
Stage race stage victories 21[N 1]
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The 2012 season for Omega Pharma-Quick Step is scheduled to begin in January at the Tour Down Under. As a UCI ProTeam, they are automatically invited and obligated to send a squad to every event in the UCI World Tour.

At the end of the 2011 season, Omega Pharma parted company with co-sponsors Lotto after seven seasons together, and later rejoined the former Quick Step team; announcing a deal prior to their split with Lotto, in August.[1]

2012 roster[edit]

Niki Terpstra (with Ellen van Dijk), after winning the world title in the team time trial

Ages as of 1 January 2012.[2]

Rider Date of birth
 Marco Bandiera (ITA) (1984-06-12)12 June 1984 (aged 27)
 Tom Boonen (BEL) (1980-10-15)15 October 1980 (aged 31)
 Matt Brammeier (IRL) (1985-06-07)7 June 1985 (aged 26)
 Dario Cataldo (ITA) (1985-03-17)17 March 1985 (aged 26)
 Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) (1979-06-30)30 June 1979 (aged 32)
 Francesco Chicchi (ITA) (1980-11-27)27 November 1980 (aged 31)
 Gerald Ciolek (GER) (1986-09-16)16 September 1986 (aged 25)
 Kevin de Weert (BEL) (1982-05-27)27 May 1982 (aged 29)
 Dries Devenyns (BEL) (1983-07-22)22 July 1983 (aged 28)
 Andrew Fenn (GBR) (1990-07-01)1 July 1990 (aged 21)
 Michał Gołaś (POL) (1984-09-29)29 September 1984 (aged 27)
 Bert Grabsch (GER) (1975-06-19)19 June 1975 (aged 36)
 Jeroen Hoorne[N 2] (BEL) (1988-08-14)14 August 1988 (aged 23)
 Iljo Keisse (BEL) (1982-12-21)21 December 1982 (aged 29)
 Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) (1990-06-02)2 June 1990 (aged 21)
 Levi Leipheimer (USA) (1973-10-24)24 October 1973 (aged 38)
Rider Date of birth
 Nikolas Maes (BEL) (1986-04-09)9 April 1986 (aged 25)
 Tony Martin (GER) (1985-04-23)23 April 1985 (aged 26)
 Serge Pauwels (BEL) (1983-11-23)23 November 1983 (aged 28)
 Jérôme Pineau (FRA) (1980-01-02)2 January 1980 (aged 31)
 František Raboň (CZE) (1983-09-26)26 September 1983 (aged 28)
 Florian Sénéchal[N 3] (FRA) (1993-07-10)10 July 1993 (aged 18)
 Gert Steegmans (BEL) (1980-09-30)30 September 1980 (aged 31)
 Zdeněk Štybar (CZE) (1985-12-11)11 December 1985 (aged 26)
 Niki Terpstra (NED) (1984-05-18)18 May 1984 (aged 27)
 Matteo Trentin (ITA) (1989-08-02)2 August 1989 (aged 22)
 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (BEL) (1991-02-14)14 February 1991 (aged 20)
 Stijn Vandenbergh (BEL) (1984-04-25)25 April 1984 (aged 27)
 Kristof Vandewalle (BEL) (1985-04-05)5 April 1985 (aged 26)
 Martin Velits (SVK) (1985-02-21)21 February 1985 (aged 26)
 Peter Velits (SVK) (1985-02-21)21 February 1985 (aged 26)
 Julien Vermote (BEL) (1989-07-26)26 July 1989 (aged 22)

Season victories[edit]

Date Race Competition Rider Country Location
23 January Tour de San Luis, Stage 1 UCI America Tour  Chicchi, FrancescoFrancesco Chicchi (ITA)  Argentina Villa Mercedes
24 January Tour de San Luis, Stage 2 UCI America Tour  Chicchi, FrancescoFrancesco Chicchi (ITA)  Argentina Juana Koslay
25 January Tour de San Luis, Stage 3[N 1] UCI America Tour  Leipheimer, LeviLevi Leipheimer (USA)  Argentina Mirador del Portero
26 January Tour de San Luis, Stage 4 UCI America Tour  Leipheimer, LeviLevi Leipheimer (USA)  Argentina San Luis
29 January Tour de San Luis, Stage 7 UCI America Tour  Boonen, TomTom Boonen (BEL)  Argentina San Luis
29 January Tour de San Luis, Overall UCI America Tour  Leipheimer, LeviLevi Leipheimer (USA)  Argentina
5 February Tour of Qatar, Stage 1 UCI Asia Tour  Boonen, TomTom Boonen (BEL)  Qatar Doha
5 February Trofeo Palma UCI Europe Tour  Fenn, AndrewAndrew Fenn (GBR)  Spain Palma
6 February Trofeo Migjorn UCI Europe Tour  Fenn, AndrewAndrew Fenn (GBR)  Spain Campos
8 February Tour of Qatar, Stage 4 UCI Asia Tour  Boonen, TomTom Boonen (BEL)  Qatar Madinat ash Shamal
10 February Tour of Qatar, Overall UCI Asia Tour  Boonen, TomTom Boonen (BEL)  Qatar
10 February Tour of Qatar, Points classification UCI Asia Tour  Boonen, TomTom Boonen (BEL)  Qatar
10 February Tour of Qatar, Teams classification UCI Asia Tour [N 4]  Qatar
18 February Volta ao Algarve, Stage 4 UCI Europe Tour  Ciolek, GeraldGerald Ciolek (GER)  Portugal Tavira
19 February Tour of Oman, Overall UCI Asia Tour  Velits, PeterPeter Velits (SVK)  Oman
2 March Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen, Prologue UCI Europe Tour  Kwiatkowski, MichałMichał Kwiatkowski (POL)  Belgium Middelkerke
3 March Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen, Stage 1 UCI Europe Tour  Chicchi, FrancescoFrancesco Chicchi (ITA)  Belgium Bellegem
4 March Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen, Overall UCI Europe Tour  Vermote, JulienJulien Vermote (BEL)  Belgium
4 March Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen, Young rider classification UCI Europe Tour  Vermote, JulienJulien Vermote (BEL)  Belgium
5 March Paris–Nice, Stage 2 UCI World Tour  Boonen, TomTom Boonen (BEL)  France Orléans
14 March Nokere Koerse UCI Europe Tour  Chicchi, FrancescoFrancesco Chicchi (ITA)  Belgium Nokere
16 March Handzame Classic UCI Europe Tour  Chicchi, FrancescoFrancesco Chicchi (ITA)  Belgium Handzame
21 March Dwars door Vlaanderen UCI Europe Tour  Terpstra, NikiNiki Terpstra (NED)  Belgium Waregem
23 March E3 Harelbeke UCI World Tour  Boonen, TomTom Boonen (BEL)  Belgium Harelbeke
25 March Gent–Wevelgem UCI World Tour  Boonen, TomTom Boonen (BEL)  Belgium Wevelgem
29 March Three Days of De Panne, Stage 3b UCI Europe Tour  Chavanel, SylvainSylvain Chavanel (FRA)  Belgium De Panne
29 March Three Days of De Panne, Overall UCI Europe Tour  Chavanel, SylvainSylvain Chavanel (FRA)  Belgium
29 March Three Days of De Panne, Teams classification UCI Europe Tour [N 5]  Belgium
1 April Tour of Flanders UCI World Tour  Boonen, TomTom Boonen (BEL)  Belgium Oudenaarde
8 April Paris–Roubaix UCI World Tour  Boonen, TomTom Boonen (BEL)  France Roubaix
28 April Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey, Stage 7 UCI Europe Tour  Keisse, IljoIljo Keisse (BEL)  Turkey Izmir
29 April Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey, Mountains classification UCI Europe Tour  Bandiera, MarcoMarco Bandiera (ITA)  Turkey
7 May Four Days of Dunkirk, Stage 4 UCI Europe Tour  Štybar, ZdeněkZdeněk Štybar (CZE)  France Cassel
26 May Tour of Belgium, Stage 4 UCI Europe Tour  Martin, TonyTony Martin (GER)  Belgium Arendonk
27 May Giro d'Italia, Fair Play Teams classification UCI World Tour [N 6]  Italy
27 May Tour of Belgium, Overall UCI Europe Tour  Martin, TonyTony Martin (GER)  Belgium
29 May Gullegem Koerse National event  Trentin, MatteoMatteo Trentin (ITA)  Belgium Gullegem
12 July Tour de Pologne, Stage 3 UCI World Tour  Štybar, ZdeněkZdeněk Štybar (CZE)  Poland Cieszyn
8 August Tour de l'Ain, Stage 2b UCI Europe Tour Team time trial[N 7]  France Saint-Vulbas
12 August Eneco Tour, Teams classification UCI World Tour [N 8] [N 9]
12 August Tour of Utah, Stage 6 UCI America Tour  Leipheimer, LeviLevi Leipheimer (USA)  United States Park City
31 August World Ports Classic, Stage 1 UCI Europe Tour  Boonen, TomTom Boonen (BEL)  Belgium Antwerp
1 September World Ports Classic, Overall UCI Europe Tour  Boonen, TomTom Boonen (BEL) [N 9]
1 September World Ports Classic, Points classification UCI Europe Tour  Boonen, TomTom Boonen (BEL) [N 9]
3 September Vuelta a España, Stage 16 UCI World Tour  Cataldo, DarioDario Cataldo (ITA)  Spain Valgrande-Pajares–Cuitu Negru
8 September Paris–Brussels UCI Europe Tour  Boonen, TomTom Boonen (BEL)  Belgium Brussels
16 September UCI Road World Championships, Team time trial UCI World Tour [N 10]  Netherlands Valkenburg
30 September Tour de l'Eurometropole, Young rider classification UCI Europe Tour  Van Keirsbulck, GuillaumeGuillaume Van Keirsbulck (BEL)  Belgium
10 October Tour of Beijing, Stage 2 UCI World Tour  Martin, TonyTony Martin (GER)  China MenTouGou
13 October Tour of Beijing, Overall UCI World Tour  Martin, TonyTony Martin (GER)  China
21 October Chrono des Nations UCI Europe Tour  Martin, TonyTony Martin (GER)  France Les Herbiers
3 November Amstel Curaçao Race National event  Terpstra, NikiNiki Terpstra (NED)  Curaçao Willemstad

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Levi Leipheimer gained a stage victory from the disqualification of Alberto Contador's results from the Tour de San Luis.
  2. ^ Hoorne joined the team on 1 August, as a stagiaire, from the EFC-Omega Pharma-Quick Step team.[3]
  3. ^ Sénéchal joined the team on 1 August, as a stagiaire, from the EFC-Omega Pharma-Quick Step team.[4]
  4. ^ The riders on the squad were Tom Boonen, Matt Brammeier, Francesco Chicchi, Nikolas Maes, František Raboň, Gert Steegmans, Guillaume Van Keirsbulck and Stijn Vandenbergh
  5. ^ The riders on the squad were Sylvain Chavanel, Francesco Chicchi, Niki Terpstra, Guillaume Van Keirsbulck, Michał Kwiatkowski, Dries Devenyns, Andrew Fenn and Iljo Keisse
  6. ^ The riders on the squad were Dario Cataldo, Marco Bandiera, Francesco Chicchi, Michał Gołaś, Nikolas Maes, Serge Pauwels, Michał Kwiatkowski, Martin Velits and Julien Vermote
  7. ^ The riders on the squad were Dario Cataldo, Gerald Ciolek, Andrew Fenn, Serge Pauwels, František Raboň, Kristof Vandewalle, and Nikolas Maes
  8. ^ The riders on the squad were Tom Boonen, Michał Kwiatkowski, Sylvain Chavanel, Gert Steegmans, Niki Terpstra, Guillaume Van Keirsbulck, Stijn Vandenbergh and Dries Devenyns
  9. ^ a b c Race held in Belgium and the Netherlands.
  10. ^ The riders on the squad were Tom Boonen, Sylvain Chavanel, Tony Martin, Niki Terpstra, Kristof Vandewalle and Peter Velits

References[edit]

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  5. ^ a b c "Les frères Velits chez Omega Pharma-Quick Step" [The brothers Velits at Omega Pharma-Quick Step]. rtbf.be (in French) (RTBF). 2 August 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
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